Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a squeamish or fastidious manner; with too much niceness or daintiness.

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  • adverb In a squeamish manner.

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  • adverb in a squeamish manner

Etymologies

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squeamish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He looks at her bloodstained mouth and chin squeamishly and then kisses her.

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  • If so, perhaps we ought to execute them and not restrict our involvement ( "squeamishly" as Mr. Raffel might say) to easing their path to suicide.

    Kill the Killers?

  • Now Kohokumu was a bore, and I was squeamishly out of sorts with him for his volubleness, but I could not help admiring him as watched him go down.

    The Water Baby

  • It is also a revolution in the way birth is presented; typically, labour has been shown very squeamishly and primly, as though it's a bit like having a splinter removed.

    Why we can't get enough of childbirth on TV

  • Now Kohokumu was a bore, and I was squeamishly out of sorts with him for his volubleness, but I could not help admiring him as watched him go down.

    THE WATER BABY

  • Very few writers go into the bathroom with their characters, but often I find that important things transpire in the bathroom (or indeed the sewers) and see no reason to look squeamishly away.

    A Conversation with Elizabeth Gaffney about Metropolis

  • Presently, he was showing off for two Italian girls flirting with the eight and a half foot deep end of the pool yet retreating squeamishly to the three and a half foot side.

    Miami Beach

  • Tiffany and I sat squeamishly on a bench in the Madigan waiting area and prepared to reengage in the retirement process.

    Hope Unseen

  • Tiffany and I sat squeamishly on a bench in the Madigan waiting area and prepared to reengage in the retirement process.

    Hope Unseen

  • The rude woman you encountered is evidence of that airline squeamishly undergoing their initial death throes.

    Flights of Fancy: The Art of Unsimplification

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