QU'ALM, n. quam. 1. A rising in the stomach, as it is commonly called; a fit of nausea, or a disposition or effort of the stomach to eject its contents. 2. A sudden fit or seizure of sickness at the stomach; a sensation of nausea; as qualms of heart-sickagony. For who, without a qualm, hath ever look'd on holy garbage, though by Homer cook'd? 3. A scruple of conscience, or uneasiness of conscience.