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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SamplesThe program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers.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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