Definition of squeamish
1a : easily nauseated : queasyb : affected with nausea
2a : excessively fastidious or scrupulous in conduct or beliefb : easily offended or disgusted
Examples of squeamish in a sentence
I used to be squeamish about eating raw fish.
I'm too squeamish to watch horror movies.
Origin and Etymology of squeamish
Middle English squaymisch, modification of Anglo-French escoymous
First Known Use: 15th century
SQUEAMISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of squeamish for English Language Learners
: 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
SQUEAMISH Defined for Kids
Definition of squeamish for Students
: hesitant because of shock or disgust I'm squeamish about giving blood.
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