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squeamish

adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

: afraid to deal with or do things that might hurt or offend people

: having an unpleasantly nervous or doubtful feeling

: easily shocked, offended, or disgusted by unpleasant things

Full Definition of SQUEAMISH

1
a :  easily nauseated :  queasy
b :  affected with nausea
2
a :  excessively fastidious or scrupulous in conduct or belief
b :  easily offended or disgusted
squea·mish·ly adverb
squea·mish·ness noun

Examples of SQUEAMISH

  1. I used to be squeamish about eating raw fish.
  2. I'm too squeamish to watch horror movies.

Origin of SQUEAMISH

Middle English squaymisch, modification of Anglo-French escoymous
First Known Use: 15th century

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SQUEAMISH Defined for Kids

squeamish

adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

Definition of SQUEAMISH for Kids

:  hesitant because of shock or disgust <I'm squeamish about giving blood.>

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