Meaning of “qualm” in the English Dictionary

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"qualm" in British English

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qualmnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /kwɑːm/ us /kwɑːm/

an uncomfortable feeling when you doubt if you are doing the right thing:

She had no qualms about lying to the police.

(Definition of “qualm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"qualm" in American English

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qualmnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /kwɑm, kwɔm/

an uncomfortable feeling of doubt about whether you are doing the right thing:

Unfortunately, he said, there are people who have no qualms about bringing in replacement workers for strikers.

(Definition of “qualm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)