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QUEASY (queasier, queasiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does queasy mean? 

QUEASY (adjective)
  The adjective QUEASY has 3 senses:

1. causing or able to cause nausea
2. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
3. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  Familiarity information: QUEASY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUEASY (adjective)


Sense 1queasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing or able to cause nausea

Synonyms:

sickening; queasy; noisome; nauseous; nauseating; loathsome; vile; offensive

Context examples:

a nauseating smell / nauseous offal / a sickening stench

Similar:

unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)


Sense 2queasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Synonyms:

sickish; nauseated; nauseous; queasy; sick

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


Sense 3queasy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Synonyms:

anxious; nervous; uneasy; unquiet; queasy

Context examples:

spent an anxious night waiting for the test results / cast anxious glances behind her / those nervous moments before takeoff / an unquiet mind

Similar:

troubled (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need)


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