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English definition of “squeamish”

squeamish

adjective     /ˈskwiː.mɪʃ/
easily upset or shocked by things that you find unpleasant or that you do not approve of: She's really squeamish and can't stand the sight of blood. Many cooks are squeamish about putting live shellfish into boiling water.Becoming too excited and easily upset squeamishness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Becoming too excited and easily upset
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