Synonyms for squeamish

Grammar : Adj
Spell : skwee-mish
Phonetic Transcription : ˈskwi mɪʃ

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Définition of squeamish

Origin :
  • mid-15c., variant of squoymous "disdainful, fastidious" (c.1300), from Anglo-French *escoymous, which is of unknown origin.
  • He was somdel squaymousOf fartyng, and of speche daungerous[Chaucer, "Miller's Tale," c.1386]
  • adj nauseated; finicky
Example sentences :
  • Damn your squeamish stomach, go directly, or I'll go myself.
  • Extract from : « The Fall of British Tyranny » by John Leacock
  • Since when have you become so squeamish about card-playing, Mr. Linton?
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever
  • The Englishmen of those days were not so squeamish or so indifferent.
  • Extract from : « The Reign of Mary Tudor » by W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • Even for the most squeamish the discomforts of the voyage lay behind.
  • Extract from : « The Highgrader » by William MacLeod Raine
  • "It is only a woman, squeamish," Pierre said in a rough voice.
  • Extract from : « Saint Bartholomew's Eve » by G. A. Henty
  • I am not squeamish in such cases when manners are concerned.
  • Extract from : « Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience » by Henry David Thoreau
  • And so squeamish as he is, and so particular about the cider!
  • Extract from : « Madame Bovary » by Gustave Flaubert
  • Clavering isn't the man to be squeamish about hanging a rebel.
  • Extract from : « The Northern Iron » by George A. Birmingham
  • I am not squeamish, and then I always prefer to stand by the woman.
  • Extract from : « The History of Sir Richard Calmady » by Lucas Malet
  • But you'll not be so squeamish about the way folks look when they air dead after a while.
  • Extract from : « A Circuit Rider's Wife » by Corra Harris

Antonyms for squeamish

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