#WOTD: Qualm

In this post, we are going to talk about the word ‘qualm’. Have you ever heard of it, fellas?

Qualm (/kwɑːm/) is a noun. The word ‘qualm’ was first used in the early 16th century which means an uneasy a feeling of doubt or uncertainty about whether you are doing the right thing. ‘Qualm’ could also mean a momentary faint or sick feeling.


  • She has no qualms about downloading pirated music files from the Internet.
  • She had no qualms about lying to the police.

There are some synonyms for qualm, such as:

  • misgivings,
  • doubts,
  • reservations,
  • second thoughts,
  • worries,
  • concerns,
  • anxiety.


Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, January 19, 2016


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