Synonyms for squeamishly

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

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Définition of squeamishly

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]
  • As in gingerly : adv carefully
Example sentences :
  • Shall we squeamishly yield what is set under our eyes, and clutch at it when it vanishes?
  • Extract from : « The Danish History, Books I-IX » by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • Stern anti-sentimentalists sometimes point out that we react too squeamishly to the abuse of Popes deformity.
  • Extract from : « Two Poems Against Pope » by Leonard Welsted
  • He found Harper playing it squeamishly on the wriggling fragments of another yard-long ant.
  • Extract from : « Planet of Dread » by Murray Leinster
  • Some men are so squeamishly and nervously chivalrous that they will be taken in by such a beggar every time.
  • Extract from : « Tramping with Tramps » by Josiah Flynt
  • And yet I almost like the girl, or should if she had been less proudly and squeamishly brought up.
  • Extract from : « The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby » by Charles Dickens
  • A pretty market we should have brought our fish to, if we should now squeamishly decline to wind our own mellow horn!
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870 » by Various

Antonyms for squeamishly

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