queasy

Queasy describes a feeling of nervousness, uneasiness, or anxiety. If you're queasy about making a speech in front of the entire high school, you have a feeling that it won't go well.

Queasy can also mean feeling sick to your stomach. If you eat a sandwich made of turkey that expired two months ago, you'll likely feel queasy and throw up. If you feel queasy during a flight, both meanings of the word can apply: you may be queasy — as in anxious — because you're afraid of flying. And you may also be queasy — as in sick to your stomach — as a result of the air turbulence.

Definitions of queasy
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adj causing or able to cause nausea

Synonyms:
loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, sickening, vile
unwholesome
detrimental to physical or moral well-being

adj feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Synonyms:
nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish
ill, sick
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

adj causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Synonyms:
anxious, nervous, uneasy, unquiet
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

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