Definition of squeamish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskwiːmɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwiːmɪʃ//
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  1. 1easily upset, or made to feel sick by unpleasant sights or situations, especially when the sight of blood is involved
  2. 2not wanting to do something that might be considered dishonest or immoral
  3. 3the squeamish noun [plural] people who are squeamish This movie is not for the squeamish. More Like This Plural adjectival nouns the blind, the deaf, the destitute, the dead, the dying, the elderly, the faithful, the homeless, the injured, the insane, the jobless, the middle aged, the old, the poor, the rich, the sick, the squeamish, the wealthy, the wicked, the wounded, the youngSee worksheet.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: alteration of dialect squeamous, from Anglo-Norman French escoymos, of unknown origin.
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