squeamish


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squea·mish

 (skwē′mĭsh)
adj.
1.
a. Easily nauseated or sickened.
b. Nauseated.
2. Easily shocked or disgusted.
3. Excessively fastidious or scrupulous.

[Middle English squeimous, alteration of Anglo-Norman escoymous.]

squea′mish·ly adv.
squea′mish·ness n.

squeamish

(ˈskwiːmɪʃ)
adj
1. easily sickened or nauseated, as by the sight of blood
2. easily shocked; fastidious or prudish
3. easily frightened: squeamish about spiders.
[C15: from Anglo-French escoymous, of unknown origin]
ˈsqueamishly adv
ˈsqueamishness n

squeam•ish

(ˈskwi mɪʃ)

adj.
1. easily disgusted.
2. fastidious or dainty.
3. easily shocked; prudish.
4. excessively particular or scrupulous as to the moral aspect of things.
[1400–50; late Middle English squemish, alter. (conformed to -ish1) of squemes, squaymes, alter. of squaymous < Anglo-French escoymous]
squeam′ish•ly, adv.
squeam′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.squeamish - 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"
fastidious - giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"

squeamish

adjective
1. queasy, sick, nauseous, queer, sickish, qualmish I feel squeamish at the sight of blood.
queasy strong-stomached
2. fastidious, particular, delicate, nice (rare), scrupulous, prudish, prissy (informal), finicky, strait-laced, punctilious A meeting with this man is not for the socially squeamish.
fastidious tough, bold, coarse, earthy, brazen, wanton, brassy, immodest

squeamish

adjective
Translations

squeamish

[ˈskwiːmɪʃ] ADJ it's no good being squeamish if you're a surgeonsi eres cirujano no puedes ser aprensivo
I'm squeamish about having needles stuck in meme da aprensión que me claven agujas
I felt squeamish about touching a live snakeme daba repugnancia tocar una serpiente viva
I'm not squeamishno soy muy delicado
don't be so squeamishno seas tan delicado or tiquismiquis

squeamish

[ˈskwiːmɪʃ] adjimpressionnable
to be squeamish about sth
I am not squeamish about blood → La vue du sang ne me fait pas peur.

squeamish

adj person (= easily nauseated)empfindlich, heikel (dial); (= easily shocked)zartbesaitet, empfindlich; I felt a bit squeamish (= sick)mir war leicht übel; it gave me a squeamish feeling in my stomachmein Magen revoltierte; I felt a bit squeamish about telling him the bad newsmir war gar nicht wohl dabei, dass ich ihm die schlechte Nachricht mitteilen musste; I’m not squeamish (= not easily nauseated)mir wird nicht so schnell schlecht or übel; (= not easily shocked)ich bin nicht so zartbesaitet or empfindlich; (= not nervous about unpleasant things)ich bin ja nicht zimperlich; don’t be so squeamishsei nicht so zimperlich; this book is not for the squeamishdas Buch ist nichts für zarte Gemüter

squeamish

[ˈskwiːmɪʃ] adj (easily nauseated) → facilmente impressionabile
I was too squeamish to look → mi faceva troppa impressione guardare
References in classic literature ?
She was a woman who could not be taught, it is said, though she had a crude natural force which carried with people whose feelings were accessible and whose taste was not squeamish.
No matter for the money," said she, giving him a little push towards the door; for her old gentility was contumaciously squeamish at sight of the copper coin, and, besides, it seemed such pitiful meanness to take the child's pocket-money in exchange for a bit of stale gingerbread.
That lady is more mighty than dainty, she is no way squeamish, she devours all and is ready for all, and fills her alforjas with people of all sorts, ages, and ranks.
But, squeamish as I may seem, I cannot bring myself to describe what I could not endure even to continue watching.
Such squeamish youths as cannot bear to be connected with a little absurdity are not worth a regret.
He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad- backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations.
The light of the moon fell directly upon her full, broad, and red visage, exhibiting her masculine countenance, under the mockery of a ruffled cap that was intended to soften the lineamints of features that were by no means squeamish.
Philip had a squeamish appetite, and the thick slabs of poor butter on the bread turned his stomach, but he saw other boys scraping it off and followed their example.
I'm not a particular chap, wasn't brought up to it - no, nor squeamish either, but this is a bit thicker than anything I've ever knocked up against.
I am not squeamish in such cases when manners are concerned.
His appetite was not of that squeamish kind which cannot feed on a dainty because another hath tasted it.
I was feeling sick and squeamish, and sat down on a bench.