Qualmish

Definitions

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

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
***