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Definition feelings of uneasiness — especially about whether it is right to do something

More rarely  feeling qualms can reference a sudden feeling of nervousness. Even more rarely (and historically), a qualm referenced a mild state of nausea.
  • She has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to win.
qualms = feelings of uneasiness
  • She took his phone and looked at his texts without a qualm.
  • qualm = feeling of uneasiness
    (editor's note:  Qualm is much more commonly used in the plural form, qualms.)
  • Despite qualms about discussing her friends, she agreed to cooperate with the investigation.
  • qualms = feeling unhelpful
  • They had no qualms about stealing, but they needed to be told.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • had absolutely no qualms about kneeing me in the groin, right?
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • I did likewise with no qualms.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • She had no qualms about telling a saleslady that a dress marked at twenty-five cents was worth only a dime, and she usually got it at that price.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • I had no qualms at all; in fact I could feel now the gathering, glowing sense of sureness in the face of it. I was ready for the war, now that I no longer had any hatred to contribute to it.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • Do you have any particular qualms about leaving Pencey?
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • qualms = uneasiness
  • I no longer had any qualms about that, although I couldn't help being glad that it would not be at Devon, at anywhere like Devon, that I would have that.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • qualms = uneasy feelings
  • Just remember," I warned her, "our pretty cloud cat would have no qualms about lunching on you."
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Not because Annie might still be alive; he could roast her alive with no qualms at all.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Mrs Brooks had strange qualms of misgiving.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • With a frightful qualm, I turned, and I saw that I had grasped the antenna of another monster crab that stood just behind me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • (editor's note:  Qualm is much more commonly used in the plural form, qualms.)
  • Now, never you have qualms, old boy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I ask you to impose the extreme penalty of the law; and I ask it without a qualm.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • (editor's note:  Qualm is much more commonly used in the plural form, qualms.)
  • Annie was not without qualms about it and nor, she guessed, would Robert be.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • THE HOTEL THREE DOORS down has no such qualms, although I dislike this clerk almost as much as the other.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Martin was glad that she did not add to his qualms by worrying.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "No qualms of conscience?" he said.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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