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Qualm synonyms

kwäm, kwôm
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A very small quantity, amount, or part
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  1. A very small quantity, amount, or part
  2. A feeling of hesitancy, doubt, or uneasiness arising from difficulty in deciding what is right, proper, ethical, etc.; qualm or misgiving about something one thinks is wrong
  3. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
A feeling of uncertainty or distrust:
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  1. A feeling of uncertainty or distrust:
  2. (Obs.) Apprehension or fear
  3. The condition of being unsettled or unresolved:
The act or an instance of hesitating.
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  1. The act or an instance of hesitating.
  2. Uncertainty; indecision
  3. A hesitating or feeling hesitant
A sharp, sudden physical pain.
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  1. A sharp, sudden physical pain.
  2. A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
  3. A sudden, brief feeling of remorse, shame, etc.; qualm
A feeling of misgiving:
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  1. A feeling of misgiving:
  2. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
  3. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread
A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
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  1. A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
  2. A feeling of slight regret for something done
  3. A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
A limiting qualification, condition, or exception:
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  1. A limiting qualification, condition, or exception:
  2. A limiting condition or qualification, tacit or expressed, as in an agreement
  3. A doubt or misgiving:
The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
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  1. The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
  2. An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
An instance of hesitating.
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  1. An instance of hesitating.
  2. The state or quality of being hesitant.
  3. Hesitation or indecision; doubt
Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.
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  1. Reluctance or an inability to make up one's mind; irresolution.
  2. The inability to decide on a course of action, especially if two or more possibilities exist.
  3. Lack of decision; inability to decide or tendency to change the mind frequently; hesitation or vacillation
A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
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  1. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
  2. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
  3. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
Alternative spelling of second thoughts.
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  1. Alternative spelling of second thoughts.
  2. A reconsideration of a decision or opinion previously made.
  3. A change in thought about a matter after reconsidering it
The property of being or feeling faint.
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  1. The property of being or feeling faint.
The state of being dizzy; the sensation of instability.
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  1. The state of being dizzy; the sensation of instability.
The state of being queasy; nausea
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  1. The state of being queasy; nausea
  2. Psychological discomfort at the prospect of having to deal with a particular issue
The act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding:
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  1. The act of reserving; a keeping back or withholding:
  2. Public land set aside for some special use
  3. A doubt or misgiving:
A very small quantity, amount, or part
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  1. A very small quantity, amount, or part
  2. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
  3. A feeling of hesitancy, doubt, or uneasiness arising from difficulty in deciding what is right, proper, ethical, etc.; qualm or misgiving about something one thinks is wrong
Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
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  1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  2. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  3. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
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  1. A sting of conscience or a pang of doubt aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing:
  2. A sharp feeling of uneasiness brought on by a sense of guilt; remorse
  3. A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
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  1. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
  2. A feeling of misgiving:
  3. A disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Misgiving implies a disturbed state of mind resulting from a loss of confidence as to whether one is doing what is right misgivings of conscience
  • Compunction implies a twinge of conscience for wrongdoing, now often for a slight offense to have no compunctions about telling a white lie
  • Scruple implies doubt or hesitation arising from difficulty in deciding what is right, proper, just, etc. to break a promise without scruple
  • Qualm implies a painful feeling of uneasiness arising from a consciousness that one is or may be acting wrongly I had qualms about leaving the children alone in the house
Find another word for qualm. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for qualm, like: scruple, doubt, hesitation, twinge, misgiving, compunction, reservation, uneasiness, hesitancy, indecision and pang.