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 for squeamish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squeamish \Squeam"ish\ (skw[=e]m"[i^]sh), a. [OE. squaimous,
     sweymous, probably from OE. sweem, swem, dizziness, a
     swimming in the head; cf. Icel. sveimr a bustle, a stir,
     Norw. sveim a hovering about, a sickness that comes upon one,
     Icel. svimi a giddiness, AS. sw[imac]ma. The word has been
     perhaps confused with qualmish. Cf. Swim to be dizzy.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Quoth he, that honor's very squeamish
           That takes a basting for a blemish.      --Hudibras.
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           His muse is rustic, and perhaps too plain
           The men of squeamish taste to entertain. --Southern.
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           So ye grow squeamish, Gods, and sniff at heaven. --M.
                                                    Arnold.
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     Syn: Fastidious; dainty; overnice; scrupulous. See
          Fastidious.
          [1913 Webster] -- Squeam"ish*ly, adv. --
          Squeam"ish*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  squeamish
      adj 1: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice
             about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he
             would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [syn:
             dainty, nice, overnice, prissy, squeamish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "squeamish":
     airsick, barfy, bashful, boggling, carsick, critical, dainty,
     delicate, demanding, demurring, difficult, diffident, dizzy,
     exacting, faltering, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky,
     finikin, fuddy-duddy, fuss-budgety, fussy, hard to please,
     hesitant, hesitating, meticulous, modest, nauseated, nauseous,
     nice, painstaking, particular, pawky, pernickety, persnickety,
     prudish, pukish, puky, punctilious, qualmish, qualmy, queasy,
     queer, scrupulous, seasick, shaky, shrinking, shy, stickling,
     unsettled, upset, vertiginous
  
  

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