squeamish etymology

English word squeamish comes from English -ish, English -ous, English squeamous ((obsolete) squeamish.)

Detailed word origin of squeamish

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ish English (eng) (appended to adjectives) Somewhat.. (appended to many kinds of words) Typical or similar to.. (appended to numbers, especially times and ages) About, approximately.. (appended to roots denoting names of nations or regions) Of a nationality, place, language or similar association with something.
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
squeamous English (eng) (obsolete) squeamish.
squeamish English (eng) Averse or reluctant. Easily bothered or upset; tending to be nauseated or nervous; oversensitive.

Words with the same origin as squeamish

Descendants of -ish
amateurish boorish boyish childish devilish feverish fiendish foolish freakish freakishly girlish harish hellish ish peckish prudish reddish selfish sluggish snobbish sore sorely stylish ticklish
Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous synonymous thunderous