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The word ‘queasy’ expresses a feeling that you are going to vomit. Such a sensation usually originates in the stomach and can be brought on by illness, nervousness, uneasiness, or a disturbance to your equilibrium. It only has negative connotations due to its association with impairment of normal physical or mental function.
Tom doesn’t usually get seasickness but due to the large swell, he began to feel queasy as soon as the boat left the harbour.
I was overcome by a feeling of queasiness before I gave my speech at the conference. My nerves got the better of me.
John said that he could never be a doctor because the thought of blood is queasily unsettling to him.