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English noun: squeamishness

1. squeamishness (state) a mild state of nausea


Synonymsqualm, queasiness


Broader (hypernym)nausea, sickness

2. squeamishness (attribute) the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked


SamplesThe program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers.
He refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty.


Broader (hypernym)fastidiousness









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