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squeamish

squeam·ish

squeamish

 
 
pronunciation:
skwi mihsh
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: nauseated, or tending to be easily nauseated or disgusted; queasy.
The sight of the gaping wound made him squeamish.
synonyms:
qualmish, queasy
similar words:
delicate, nauseous, sickly
definition 2: overly dainty or fastidious.
synonyms:
dainty, fastidious, mincing, prim, proper
similar words:
finicky, fussy, persnickety
definition 3: too easily shocked or offended in matters of morality or principles.
synonyms:
holier-than-thou, priggish, prudish, strait-laced
similar words:
conservative, fastidious, fuddy-duddy, puritanical, sanctimonious, self-righteous
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derivations: squeamishly (adv.), squeamishness (n.)