squeamishly
adverb see squeamish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squeamishly — squeamish ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily nauseated or disgusted. 2) having fastidious moral views. DERIVATIVES squeamishly adverb squeamishness noun. ORIGIN Old French escoymos …   English terms dictionary

  • squeamishly — adverb in a squeamish manner I would rather not touch, he said squeamishly • Derived from adjective: ↑squeamish …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • squeamishly — See squeamish. * * * …   Universalium

  • squeamishly — adverb in a squeamish manner …   Wiktionary

  • squeamishly — adv. in a prudish manner, primly; in a fastidious manner; with a tendency to become nauseated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • squeamishly — squea·mish·ly …   English syllables

  • squeamish — squeamishly, adv. squeamishness, n. /skwee mish/, adj. 1. fastidious or dainty. 2. easily shocked by anything slightly immodest; prudish. 3. excessively particular or scrupulous as to the moral aspect of things. 4. easily nauseated or disgusted:… …   Universalium

  • Piddle — Pid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Piddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piddling}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. pittla to keep picking at, Sw. peta to pick.] 1. To deal in trifles; to concern one s self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important. Ascham …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piddled — Piddle Pid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Piddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piddling}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. pittla to keep picking at, Sw. peta to pick.] 1. To deal in trifles; to concern one s self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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