Word of the Day: Qualm
qualm / kwäm, kwôm, or kwälm
1. remorse; a feeling of regret for a wrongdoing
King David and King Solomon
Led merry, merry lives,
With many, many lady friends
And many, many Wives;
But when old age crept over them—
With many many qualms,
King Soloman wrote the Proverbs
And King David wrote the Psalms.
James Ball Naylor, 1860 – 1945
2. misgiving; a sudden feeling of uneasiness or apprehension
And what I have, what I am, is enough, was always enough for me, and as far as my dear little sweet little future is concerned I have no qualms, I have a good time coming.
From “Molloy” by Samuel Beckett, 1906 – 1989
3. a sudden feeling of faintness or nausea
Once more he essayed the effort, but a qualm of nausea overwhelmed him.
From “Tarzan of the Apes” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875 – 1950