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squeamish Explained

squeamish at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squeamish at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., variant of squeymous "disdainful, fastidious," from Anglo-Fr. *escoymous, of unknown origin. ///

squeamish at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Anglo-French; Origin: escoymous]//
1 easily shocked or upset, or easily made to feel sick by seeing unpleasant things:
2 the squeamish [plural] people who are squeamish: --His new novel is not for the squeamish .// -- squeamishness n [U] //

squeamish at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "squeamish":
airsick, barfy, bashful, boggling, carsick, critical, dainty,
delicate, demanding, demurring, difficult, diffident, dizzy,
exacting, faltering, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky,
finikin, fuddy-duddy, fuss-budgety, fussy, hard to please,
hesitant, hesitating, meticulous, modest, nauseated, nauseous,
nice, painstaking, particular, pawky, pernickety, persnickety,
prudish, pukish, puky, punctilious, qualmish, qualmy, queasy,
queer, scrupulous, seasick, shaky, shrinking, shy, stickling,
unsettled, upset, vertiginous

squeamish at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Unwillingness): unwilling, loath, disinclined, indisposed, averse, reluctant, adverse, remiss, slack, indifferent, squeamish, fastidious, involuntary.

[ADJ] (Disease): diseased, ailing, ill, sick, nauseous, nauseated, indisposed, unwell, squeamish, poorly, laid up, bedridden, unsound, unhealthy, sickly, infirm.

squeamish at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 easily upset, or made to feel sick by unpleasant sights or situations, especially when the sight of blood is involved
2 not wanting to do sth that might be considered dishonest or immoral
3 (the squeamish) noun [pl.] people who are squeamish:
This movie is not for the squeamish

Squeamish at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squeamish \Squeam"ish\, a. [OE. squaimous, sweymous, probably
from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a swimming in the head; cf.
Icel. svemr a bustle, a stir, Norw. sveim a hovering about, a
sickness that comes upon one, Icel. svimi a giddiness, AS.
sw[=i]mi. The word has been perhaps confused witrh qualmish.
Cf. {Swim} to be dizzy.]
Having a stomach that is easily 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
{Fastidious}. -- {Squeam"ish*ly}, adv. --
{Squeam"ish*ness}, n.

squeamish at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

squeamish at English (WD) Of Explained:



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Inter: en-ad » j
  • easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseous or nervous
    1. : He might have made a good doctor, had he not been so squeamish about the sight of blood.


      Inter: trans-top » easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseous or nervous

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|teergevoelig, Inter: t- » nl|snel misselijk
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|herkkähermoinen
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|empfindlich, Inter: t+ » de|zimperlich
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|finnyás

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|pysete
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чувствительный|tr=čuvstvítelʹnyj Inter: qualifier » sensitive, Inter: t+ » ru|обидчивый|tr=obídčivyj Inter: qualifier » touchy, easily taking offense, Inter: t+ » ru|брезгливый|tr=brezglívyj Inter: qualifier » fastidious, mincing
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|äckelmagad

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » squeamish
    Translation: io » squeamish
    Translation: kn » squeamish
    Translation: mg » squeamish
    Translation: my » squeamish
    Translation: no » squeamish
    Translation: pl » squeamish
    Translation: ta » squeamish
    Translation: te » squeamish
    Translation: vi » squeamish
    Translation: zh » squeamish