Meaning of qualm

qualm

Pronunciation: (kwäm, kwôm), [key]
  1. an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction: He has no qualms about lying.
  2. a sudden feeling of apprehensive uneasiness; misgiving: a sudden qualm about the success of the venture.
  3. a sudden sensation or onset of faintness or illness, esp. of nausea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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