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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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squeamish

adjective
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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
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

squeamish

[ˈskwiːmɪʃ] adjimpressionnable
to be squeamish about sth
I am not squeamish about blood → La vue du sang ne me fait pas peur.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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

squeamish

[ˈskwiːmɪʃ] adj (easily nauseated) → facilmente impressionabile
I was too squeamish to look → mi faceva troppa impressione guardare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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I know people can feel squeemish at having to fit them and I have to be one of the worst," added Ebdon.