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Squeamishness (Squeamish) may refer to either a mild feeling of nausea or the quality of being easily disgusted or upset. May also cause feeling faint or general uneasiness.
The sight of blood, insects, worms, slugs and sometimes the texture of fish can make someone feel squeamish. Sometimes certain words can unsettle people. The smell or sight of decayed or rotting flesh is upsetting to many people. Being in hospitals can generally upset people. One can also experience squeamishness in relation to being asked to undertake an immoral or illegal action or activity. This is especially true in instances where the risk of being caught in the activity is high.
When someone is feeling squeamish they may twitch or shiver. Twitching is very rare when people feel squeamish. If something really unsettles them, people may lose consciousness (pass out). Before this they may feel dizzy. Some may display visible skin pallor or diaphoresis.
Squeamishness may be seen as a sign of mental or physical weakness. Those who display it in public are sometimes chided for it. People who are squeamish can be urged not to join the medical profession or serve in the military because of the risk of involvement with triggers, such as blood and violence.
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