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skwee mish nuhs

  • n  a mild state of nausea
  • n  the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked
    the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers
    he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty

  • The Zoe Baird episode earlier this year revealed a deep American squeamishness on the subject of servants.
  • I'm not sure how they infer that 16 defections is a sign of "squeamishness" with the party's "remarkably high-risk strategy.
  • Doctors estimate that the mortality rate of colon cancer would drop 30% if everyone would overcome his or her squeamishness about providing a stool sample.
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  • On-site classes enthrall, unsettle students
    The students were warned: Prepare for dizziness and extreme squeamishness. But the students from two area high schools stayed glued to their chairs in a training room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.        
    Jan. 22, 2014 - Boston.com

  • Winston Churchill in Center for Research on Globalization
    I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes, said Winston Churchill in 1919.
  • Derek Pringle in Hindu
    India is taking its game to a new level. It appears to have banished its squeamishness for making tough runs,wrote former England player Derek Pringle in The Daily Telegraph.
  • Dan Savage in New York Times
    Doctors graduate with the same squeamishness over naughty bits as the rest of us,said Dan Savage, the syndicated sex-advice columnist, whose readers fretfully send him pictures of their genital ailments even though he lacks the medical...

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