- 1An uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving: military regimes generally have no qualms about controlling the pressMore example sentences
misgiving, doubt, reservation, second thought, worry, concern, anxiety; (qualms) hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy, demur, reluctance, disinclination, apprehension, trepidation, disquiet, disquietude, unease, uneasinessscruple, pang of conscience, twinge of conscience/remorse; (qualms) compunction, remorse
- The advertising companies, currently employed by the parties, have no qualms about emotional manipulation.
- Its Sunday so I have no qualms about posting a slow boring post, if you're reading this today then you're probably bored too.
- Avex officials say young people have no qualms about copying and distributing music.
- 1.1 • archaic A momentary faint or sick feeling.More example sentences
- ‘I had a momentary qualm when I was told that the plane was something called a Yak, but it delivered me in time to review the papers on Today’.
- He was suddenly surprised to experience a sudden qualm of deep and genuine regret.
- There are many people who do many right things under the influence of sickness, affliction, death in the family, public calamities or a sudden qualm of conscience.
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- I was qualmish on Saturday, and for a minute sick, but pretty comfortable on Sunday, though wearied by the constant pitching and rolling.
- During this ascent Mr. Glaisher's hands became quite blue, and he experienced a qualmish sensation in the brain and stomach, resembling the approach of sea-sickness.
- He had not been seated ten minutes before Dick Blatchford drifted in, smoking a black cigar that gave Keith a slight qualmish feeling.
early 16th century (in the sense 'momentary sick feeling'): perhaps related to Old English cw(e)alm 'pain', of Germanic origin.