Qualm

Noun

  • (now chiefly Britain dialectal) Mortality; plague; pestilence.
  • A sudden sickly feeling; queasiness. [from 16th c.]
  • A feeling of apprehension, doubt, fear etc. [from 16th c.]
  • (now chiefly Britain dialectal) A calamity or disaster.
  • A prick of the conscience; a moral scruple, a pang of guilt. (Now chiefly in negative constructions.) [from 17th c.]

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