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Definition of qualm:

  1. A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.
  2. A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.
  3. Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.
  4. Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.


restlessness, distrust, queasiness, uneasiness, squeamishness, scruple, compunction, dizziness, mistrust, suspicion, illness, reservation, apprehension, misgiving, certain.

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