squeamish

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From an alteration of earlier squeamous, substituting -ous for -ish.

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squeamish (comparative more squeamish, superlative most squeamish)

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

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