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.
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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2.squeamishness - the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked; "the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers"; "he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty"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"
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Translations

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] N (= fear) → aprensión f; (= fussiness) → remilgos mpl
to feel a certain squeamishnesssentir cierta aprensión or repugnancia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] nsensibilité f, émotivité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

squeamishness

[ˈskwiːmɪʃnɪs] nimpressionabilità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. Come, chear up, chear up; I expect un every minute."
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.
(NYSE:UBER) continued to find some sell-side appreciation on Monday despite ongoing investor squeamishness over a disappointing second quarter report last week in which it missed revenue and earnings estimates.
The time for squeamishness and faux outrage in the matter is long gone.
Just to be safe, we'd picked up some mice tails and a tub of dough as a backup in case squeamishness meant that live baits weren't an option.
Firstly, many people, mainly through embarrassment or squeamishness rather than ignorance, are inhibited from becoming closely acquainted with their pet's anatomy.
'I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas...