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English → English (WordNet) Definition: squeamish squeamish adj : excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; “too nice about his food to take to camp cooking”; “so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow” [syn: dainty, nice, overnice, prissy]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Squeamish Squeamish \Squeam"ish\ (skw[=e]m"[i^]sh), a. [OE. squaimous, sweymous, probably from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a swimming in the head; cf. Icel. sveimr a bustle, a stir, Norw. sveim a hovering about, a sickness that comes upon one, Icel. svimi a giddiness, AS. sw[=i]ma. The word has been perhaps confused with qualmish. Cf. Swim to be dizzy.] Having a stomach that is easily turned or nauseated; hence, nice to excess in taste; fastidious; easily disgusted; apt to be offended at trifling improprieties. [1913 Webster] Quoth he, that honor's very squeamish That takes a basting for a blemish. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] His muse is rustic, and perhaps too plain The men of squeamish taste to entertain. --Southern. [1913 Webster] So ye grow squeamish, Gods, and sniff at heaven. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fastidious; dainty; overnice; scrupulous. See Fastidious. [1913 Webster] -- Squeam"ish*ly, adv. -- Squeam"ish*ness, n. [1913 Webster]


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