Adjective "queasy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Nauseous; feeling sick.
  1. 'Many people have experienced the roll of a boat on a rough body of water - along with a queasy stomach and uneasy legs.'
  2. 'She gets sick in cars and queasy whenever she steps on board a boat.'
  3. 'I felt queasy half way through, but soldiered on.'
  4. 'Towards the end of the time that I was spraying with Metasystox, I began to feel queasy, a bit sick and would be starting a headache which became very bad and which, even after taking paracetamol would not clear up.'
  5. '‘It made me a bit queasy, as these things tend to do,’ he said.'
  6. 'He worked normally at Chequers on Saturday and felt fine when he hosted a monthly dinner there, but felt queasy on Sunday morning and a doctor was called.'
  7. 'Like most highly addictive substances, at first you're left feeling slightly queasy but once you get the taste, they soon become the centre of your universe.'
  8. 'I remember one particularly rough whale-watching trip where everyone felt queasy.'
  9. 'The train journey was filled with little aggravating child noises and I was sitting in the wrong direction so arrive in LA feeling queasy and dizzy.'
  10. 'I get queasy just thinking about school lunches.'
  11. 'the queasy swell of the boat'
  12. 'The Mir slowed, then stopped, rising and falling on a queasy swell.'
  13. 'Under Kevin Sutley's direction, this production finds a queasy pace, coloured as much by the insane bingeing on stage as the emotional minefield it traverses.'
  14. 'Bethany had felt energized before the meet, but now she felt nervous and queasy.'
  15. 'I have come to appreciate what they were trying to do a little more now that I am a ‘mature’ adult, but I still get a little queasy every time I hear it.'
  16. 'I felt a little queasy about doing so because I thought, ‘Oh, what is somebody going to read into this?’'
  17. 'All of which makes me feel slightly queasy and disinclined to buy so much as a new face cloth.'
  18. 'That queasy feeling of disillusionment is a universal one says Schmidt; one that makes this particular play accessible for audiences on a very personal level.'
  19. 'But as the issue moved forward, the market became queasy.'
  20. 'He opposed Nixon's widening of the war to Cambodia and was queasy about any strategy that did not involve ‘de-Americanising’ the war.'
  21. 'Granted, so much of the stuff that filters into the air from the mouths of both sets of these supporters when they are in opposition to one another does induce a queasy feeling.'
  22. 'Yet, for all that, it was hard not to feel slightly queasy about the prospects for the remainder of the Scottish season.'
  23. 'The only people who felt queasy about this courtly ritual were the impressionable, faint-hearted administrators of British tennis.'


1. inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.

2. tending to cause nausea; nauseating.

3. uneasy or uncomfortable, as feelings, the conscience, etc.

4. squeamish; excessively fastidious.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be queasy of mornings."

"parties can be queasy about people."

"countries can be queasy about people."

"people can be queasy."

"feelings can be queasy."

More examples++


Late Middle English queisy, coisy ‘causing nausea’, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French coisier ‘to hurt’.