qualm :

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  • n  uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  • n  a mild state of nausea

  • The whites (mostly the younger generation of the post 1960s) hold little qualm in voting for their ethnic-free choice of leader which several decades ago would have been quite unheard of.
  • He demanded utter loyalty from his employees not - only to himself but to the products he purveyed - but he was not above firing 50 men at once without qualm or explanation.
  • In Tears he has morphed into a field producer who never lets a qualm get in the way of a carefully manicured story or an eternal series of adulterous relationships.

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