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
  1. adjective
    causing or able to cause nausea
    synonyms: loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, offensive, sickening, vile
    unwholesome
    detrimental to physical or moral well-being
  2. adjective
    feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    synonyms: nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish
    ill, sick
    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  3. adjective
    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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