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Qualm

Qualm Meaning & Definition
Qualm Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Qualm?

[n] uneasiness about the fitness of an action
[n] a mild state of nausea

Synonyms | Synonyms for Qualm: misgiving | queasiness | scruple | squeamishness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Qualm:

See Also | anxiety | nausea | sickness

Qualm In Webster's Dictionary

\Qualm\, n. [AS. cwealm death, slaughter, pestilence, akin to OS. & OHG. qualm. See {Quail} to cower.] 1. Sickness; disease; pestilence; death. [Obs.] thousand slain and not of qualm ystorve [dead]. --Chaucer. 2. A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony. `` Qualms of heartsick agony.'' --Milton. 3. Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea. For who, without a qualm, hath ever looked On holy garbage, though by Homer cooked? --Roscommon. 4. A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction. --Dryden.

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