Synonyms for squeamishness

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

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Définition of squeamishness

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 nausea : noun sickness in stomach; revulsion
  • As in scruple : noun misgiving, doubt
Example sentences :
  • A few weeks of campaigning, he said, would soon cure me of my squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • They are sure of treble pay, and besides, are not troubled with squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « The Light of Scarthey » by Egerton Castle
  • It is not likely that I shall be charged with squeamishness on this question.
  • Extract from : « The Humbugs of the World » by P. T. Barnum
  • It was Lund's apparent callousness that affected him more than his own squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « A Man to His Mate » by J. Allan Dunn
  • One of the functions of the moisture-reclaimers was a rough joke, or a squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Whitefield, very happily for thousands, had no squeamishness of this sort.
  • Extract from : « George Whitefield » by Joseph Belcher
  • But how these Ends are compassed, he has no squeamishness, or Scruples about it.
  • Extract from : « A Short View of the Immorality, and Profaneness of the English Stage » by Jeremy Collier
  • Vaniman, in that crisis in his affairs, was not affected by squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « When Egypt Went Broke » by Holman Day
  • Be that as it may, he appeared to have forgotten his squeamishness.
  • Extract from : « The Alternative » by George Barr McCutcheon
  • They ridicule our squeamishness; we stand amazed at their indelicacy.
  • Extract from : « Caricature and Other Comic Art » by James Parton.

Antonyms for squeamishness

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