I’ve never, ever used the word ‘qualm’ before now, but I can hear my mother’s voice echoing in my ear. He / she has no qualms about lying or being deceitful or hurting people. Or whatever.
Or perhaps I had no qualms in back-chatting and being cheeky? Which seemed to happen often. I always strived to have the last word.
Qualm is totally a word my mother used to use. (Never heard my father use it).
Right up there with ‘knackered’.