AskDefine | Define squeamish

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squeamish adj : excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [syn: dainty, nice, overnice, prissy]

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  1. easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseous or nervous
    He might have made a good doctor, had he not been so squeamish about the sight of blood.


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