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Qualm vs. Quandary

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  • Qualm (noun)

    A feeling of apprehension, doubt, fear etc. from 16th c.

  • Qualm (noun)

    A sudden sickly feeling; queasiness. from 16th c.

  • Qualm (noun)

    A prick of the conscience; a moral scruple, a pang of guilt. (Now often in negative constructions.) from 17th c.

    "This lawyer has no qualms about saving people who are on the wrong side of the law."

  • Qualm (noun)

    Mortality; plague; pestilence.

  • Qualm (noun)

    A calamity or disaster.

  • Qualm (verb)

    To have a sickly feeling.

  • Quandary (noun)

    A state of not knowing what to decide; a state of difficulty or perplexity; a state of uncertainty, hesitation or puzzlement.

    "perplexity|pickle|predicament|uncertainty"

  • Quandary (noun)

    A dilemma, a difficult decision or choice.

    "dilemma|Thesaurus:dilemma"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Qualm (noun)

    Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.

  • Qualm (noun)

    A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.

  • Qualm (noun)

    Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.

  • Qualm (noun)

    A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.

  • Quandary (noun)

    A state of difficulty or perplexity; doubt; uncertainty.

  • Quandary

    To bring into a state of uncertainty, perplexity, or difficulty.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Qualm (noun)

    uneasiness about the fitness of an action

  • Qualm (noun)

    a mild state of nausea

  • Quandary (noun)

    a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one;

    "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"

    "the woeful plight of homeless people"

  • Quandary (noun)

    state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options

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