qualm

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qualm

A sudden feeling of nausea or faintness.
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The vulnerability required for truly attentive, discerning listening actually makes him nauseated: "All this is very queer now, thought Captain Delano, with a qualmish sort of emotion; but as one feeling incipient seasickness, he strove, by ignoring the symptoms, to get rid of the malady." (18) This analysis of the limits of people's capacity to truly sympathize exposes the roots of racism as incisively as anything written in its era.
After the incident with the old Spanish seaman and the knot Delano once again feels "a qualmish sort of emotion," but is again, in a peculiar fashion, put back at his ease by the sight of his own boat, Rover, coming back from the Bachelor's Delight: