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squeamish

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adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

Simple Definition of squeamish

  • : 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. 1a :  easily nauseated :  queasyb :  affected with nausea

  2. 2a :  excessively fastidious or scrupulous in conduct or beliefb :  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

Rhymes with squeamish




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