Squeamish

Definition of Squeamish

Squeam´ish   Pronunciation: skwēm´ĭsh
a.1.Having a stomach that is easily turned 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. Arnold.

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