[kwee-zee] /ˈkwi zi/
adjective, queasier, queasiest.
inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated.
tending to cause nausea; nauseating.
uneasy or uncomfortable, as feelings, the conscience, etc.
squeamish; excessively fastidious.
adjective -sier, -siest
having the feeling that one is about to vomit; nauseous
feeling or causing uneasiness: a queasy conscience
mid-15c., kyse, coysy, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kveisa “boil,” perhaps influenced by Anglo-French queisier, from Old French coisier “to wound, hurt, make uneasy,” which seems to be from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But the history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting. Related: Queasily; queasiness.
queasy quea·sy or quea·zy (kwē’zē)
adj. quea·si·er or quea·zi·er, quea·si·est or quea·zi·est
[kwi-bek, ki-] /kwɪˈbɛk, kɪ-/ noun 1. a province in E Canada. 594,860 sq. mi. (1,540,685 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the capital of this province, on the St. Lawrence: capital of New France from 1663 to 1759, when it was taken by the English; wartime conferences 1943, 1944. 3. a word used in […]
- Quebec city
Capital of Quebec province, Canada, on the St. Lawrence River. Note: Quebec City is largely French-speaking. Note: One of the oldest cities in North America, it was founded in the early seventeenth century.
[kwi-bek-er] /kwɪˈbɛk ər/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of , especially one who is from the city of and whose native language is French.
[key-be-kwah; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/ noun, plural Québecois [key-be-kwah, -kwahz; French key-be-kwa] /ˌkeɪ bɛˈkwɑ, -ˈkwɑz; French keɪ bɛˈkwa/ (Show IPA) 1. . 2. a person, especially a member of the Parti Québecois, who supports the separation and independence of the province of from the rest of . 3. the variety of French […]