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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 qualm /ˈkwɑm ||ˈkwɔm ||ˈkwɑlm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Qualm n.
 1. Sickness; disease; pestilence; death. [Obs.]
    thousand slain and not of qualm ystorve [dead].   --Chaucer.
 2. A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony. Qualms of heartsick agony.”
 3. Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.
 For who, without a qualm, hath ever looked
 On holy garbage, though by Homer cooked?   --Roscommon.
 4. A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: uneasiness about the fitness of an action [syn: scruple, misgiving]
      2: a mild state of nausea [syn: queasiness, squeamishness]