Squeamish meaning

skwēmĭsh
The definition of squeamish is someone who gets easily sick to his stomach, or someone who is easily offended.

An example of squeamish is someone who feels like he is going to faint or vomit every time he sees a drop of blood.

An example of squeamish is when someone is offended when they watch a movie that makes fun of their occupation.

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Easily shocked or disgusted.
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Having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy.
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Easily shocked or offended; prudish.
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Excessively fastidious; oversensitive.
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Easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseous or nervous.

He might have made a good doctor, had he not been so squeamish about the sight of blood.

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Excessively fastidious or scrupulous.
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Origin of squeamish

  • Middle English squeimous alteration of Anglo-Norman escoymous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition