Definitions for: Squeamish

[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: dainty, fastidious, nice, overnice, prissy

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