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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: squeamish(0.01078 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to squeamish.
English → English (WordNet)
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)
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.
Quoth he, that honor's very squeamish
That takes a basting for a blemish. --Hudibras.
His muse is rustic, and perhaps too plain
The men of squeamish taste to entertain. --Southern.
So ye grow squeamish, Gods, and sniff at heaven. --M.
Syn: Fastidious; dainty; overnice; scrupulous. See
[1913 Webster] -- Squeam"ish*ly, adv. --