squeamishness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeamishness - a mild state of nausea
nausea, sickness - the state that precedes vomiting
2.squeamishness - the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked; "the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers"; "he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty"
fastidiousness - the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style; "neatness and fastidiousness of dress"
Translations

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] N (= fear) → aprensión f; (= fussiness) → remilgos mpl
to feel a certain squeamishnesssentir cierta aprensión or repugnancia

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] nsensibilité f, émotivité f

squeamishness

n (= nausea)Übelkeit f; (= disgust)Ekel m; (= prudishness)Zimperlichkeit f; his squeamishness when he sees blooddie Übelkeit, die ihn beim Anblick von Blut überkommt; you have to overcome your squeamishness (= prudishness, reluctance)Sie dürfen nicht so zimperlich sein; (= disgust)Sie müssen Ihren Ekel überwinden

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] nimpressionabilità
References in classic literature ?
Your mother, I remember, whimpered and whined just in the same manner; but it was all over within twenty-four hours after we were married: Mr Blifil is a brisk young man, and will soon put an end to your squeamishness.
I have undergone too much, my friend, to feel pride or squeamishness now.
except such squeamishness as is common honesty, and so much pride as constitutes self-respect.
So she made the change, and straightway fancied that everything was spoiled by it; not recognizing that it was the nervousness of the juncture, and her own native squeamishness as an old maid, that wrought all the seeming mischief.
He was, with a young man's squeamishness, rather sick of her ferocity.
But Raffles only laughed at my squeamishness, and flung a dust-sheet over man and chair; and the stark outline drove me from the room.
He glanced vainly here and there, like a man looking in desperation for a weapon or for a hiding place, and understood at last that he was disarmed and cornered by the enemy that, without any squeamishness, would strike so as to lay open his heart.
In the United States, the 12,000 people who have thus far contracted the disease have also been beset by an atmosphere of extreme social squeamishness and a medieval moralism that is proving as lethal as their symptoms.
The Times has displayed astonishing squeamishness and misplaced political correctness in this act of out-and-out censorship," said Gwen Feldman, co-publisher of Silman-James Press.
Male footballers don't seem to have the same squeamishness.
Other commentators, like eminent scientist Robert Winston, feel that the medical benefits far outweigh any moral squeamishness.
Ikumi, meanwhile, is increasingly unable to overcome her squeamishness and participate in the class or to compete with Hiroshi's past.