from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension. See Synonyms at qualm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Evil premonition; doubt; distrust; a feeling of apprehension; -- used commonly in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A failing of confidence; doubt; distrust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. painful expectation
  • n. uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  • n. doubt about someone's honesty


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