Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUEASINESS

Then comes the seventh wave and the queasiness of an uncultured stomach.

It was that fact which added to the queasiness of the three men from Earth who were following the girl down the corridor.

He picked up the hand and a queasiness prevented Alice from looking directly at it.

The smell of the Kardo uniting with the general effluvia of the room and its inhabitants heightened his queasiness.

There was a queasiness in his stomach, too, a slow undefinable pressure on some hidden nerve he had never known he possessed.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., kyse, coysy, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kveisa "boil," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French queisier, from Old French coisier "to wound, hurt, make uneasy," which seems to be from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But the history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting. Related: Queasily; queasiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUEASINESS

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.