Definition of queasy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkwiːzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwiːzi//
    Nervous, Being ill
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  1. 1feeling sick; wanting to vomit synonym nauseous Travelling by boat makes me queasy. His stomach still felt queasy and he was grateful for the fresh air. See related entries: Being ill
  2. 2slightly nervous or worried about something Now she’d arrived she felt queasy inside. See related entries: Nervous
  3. Word Originlate Middle English queisy, coisy ‘causing nausea’, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French coisier ‘to hurt’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: queasy