Definition of "queasy" []

  • Experiencing nausea; nauseated. (adjective)
  • Easily nauseated. (adjective)
  • Causing nausea; sickening: the queasy lurch of an airplane during a storm. (adjective)
  • Causing uneasiness. (adjective)
  • Uneasy; troubled. (adjective)
  • Having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Feeling or causing uneasiness (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "queasy" in a sentence
  • "But instead I ended up at the party in the garden with my mother, my sister and HER boyfriend instead, feeling rather queasy from the fish salad and the sparkling wine and retreating back into the quiet (because empty) house at 1. 30am while the rest stayed out till five."
  • "Ted greeted the detective with an expression of queasy solicitude, but when he caught sight of Charles something between disconcertion and abject terror took over his face."
  • "For that matter, many moderates remain queasy about legalizing gay marriage; they are sympathetic to homosexuals, but not that sympathetic."