Squaimous
Squaimous Squai"mous (skw[=a]"m[u^]s), a. Squeamish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Squeamish — Squeam ish (skw[=e]m [i^]sh), a. [OE. squaimous, sweymous, probably from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a swimming in the head; cf. Icel. sveimr a bustle, a stir, Norw. sveim a hovering about, a sickness that comes upon one, Icel. svimi a giddiness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squeamishly — Squeamish Squeam ish (skw[=e]m [i^]sh), a. [OE. squaimous, sweymous, probably from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a swimming in the head; cf. Icel. sveimr a bustle, a stir, Norw. sveim a hovering about, a sickness that comes upon one, Icel. svimi a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squeamishness — Squeamish Squeam ish (skw[=e]m [i^]sh), a. [OE. squaimous, sweymous, probably from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a swimming in the head; cf. Icel. sveimr a bustle, a stir, Norw. sveim a hovering about, a sickness that comes upon one, Icel. svimi a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squeamish — [skwē′mish] adj. [ME squaymysch, earlier squaimous < Anglo Fr escoimous, orig., disdainful, shy] 1. having a digestive system that is easily upset; easily nauseated; queasy 2. easily shocked or offended; prudish 3. excessively fastidious;… …   English World dictionary

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