Qualmish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Qualmish Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea or sickly languor; inclined to vomit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • qualmish Sick at the stomach; inclined to vomit; affected with nausea or sickly languor.
    • qualmish Uneasy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Qualmish affected with qualm, or a disposition to vomit, or with slight sickness: uneasy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cwealm, death; Ger. qualm, nausea; Sw. qvalm, a suffocating heat.

Usage

In literature:

Well, a willful man must have him way; and since you are so qualmish about a little bloodletting, we must try another plan.
"The Midnight Queen" by May Agnes Fleming
Coming back on the deck my stomach began to feel qualmish.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
Coming back on the deck my stomach began to feel qualmish.
"Andersonville, Volume 4" by John McElroy
Flattery is the destruction of all good fellowship; it is like a qualmish liqueur in the midst of a bottle of wine.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Your cough, lassitude, and qualmishness have altogether left you.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
He was qualmish, but his Saga of triumph upheld him.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
Associated Words: emetic, antemetic, qualmish, gag, retch, nausea, nauseate.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Fact is, I begin to feel a little qualmish about the darkie myself.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
I am qualmish at the smell of leek.
"King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
Felt qualmish but took some breakfast.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
She was qualmish and easily dismayed.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
But now, faced with the unpleasant part of his task, he was beginning to feel decidedly qualmish.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
When I heard this I felt rather qualmish, for my wrist was aching a good deal, and had begun to swell.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
The sea was not very rough, but being the first night out I felt a little qualmish.
"Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea." by W. D. Pitcairn
Mrs Ireton's rather qualmish, I am afraid.
"The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)" by Fanny Burney
The same feeling of qualmishness shot over us, and we all pressed our hands to our heads.
"Wild Life in the Land of the Giants" by Gordon Stables
Disagreeable feeling in occiput, running down over the neck, followed by a slight qualmishness.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
He could not think, but only felt that he was extremely uncomfortable and qualmish.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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