fastidious or dainty.
easily shocked by anything slightly immodest; prudish.
excessively particular or scrupulous as to the moral aspect of things.
easily nauseated or disgusted: to get squeamish at the sight of blood.

1400–50; late Middle English squemish, alteration (conformed to -ish1) of squemes, squaymes, alteration of squaymous < Anglo-French escoymous; ulterior origin uncertain

squeamishly, adverb
squeamishness, noun
oversqueamish, adjective
oversqueamishly, adverb
oversqueamishness, noun
unsqueamish, adjective
unsqueamishly, adverb
unsqueamishness, noun

1. modest. 3. finical, finicky, delicate, exacting.

1–3. bold.
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squeamish (ˈskwiːmɪʃ)
1.  easily sickened or nauseated, as by the sight of blood
2.  easily shocked; fastidious or prudish
3.  easily frightened: squeamish about spiders
[C15: from Anglo-French escoymous, of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., variant of squoymous "disdainful, fastidious" (c.1300), from Anglo-Fr. *escoymous, which is of unknown origin.
"He was somdel squaymous
Of fartyng, and of speche daungerous"
[Chaucer, "Miller's Tale," c.1386]
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Example sentences
They do not want to be submerged in squeamish memories.
Some of our more squeamish readers will feel cleansed.
Squeamish readers will already be imagining the horrific problems which arise
  should the clippers slip from my grasp.
It's the kind of story that makes some people squeamish.
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