Squeam·ish a. Having a stomach that is easily turned or nauseated; hence, nice to excess in taste; fastidious; easily disgusted; apt to be offended at trifling improprieties.
Quoth he, that honor's very squeamish
That takes a basting for a blemish. --Hudibras.
His muse is rustic, and perhaps too plain
The men of squeamish taste to entertain. --Southern.
So ye grow squeamish, Gods, and sniff at heaven. --M. Arnold.
Syn: -- Fastidious; dainty; overnice; scrupulous. See Fastidious.
-- Squeam*ish*ly, adv. -- Squeam*ish*ness, n.
n : a mild state of nausea [syn: queasiness, qualm]