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  • adjective Not squeamish.


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un- +‎ squeamish


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  • With a minimum of psychobabble and a maximum of tight-focus unsentimental and unsqueamish reporting, Mr. Bergner tells the story of four people with “abnormal” sex lives: a foot fetishist, a dominatrix, a man obsessed with his stepdaughter and a man sexually attracted to amputees.

    Our Critic's Tip Sheet On Current Reading: David Ogilvy Admired; Memoirs Miniaturized; and Sexual Perversity Embraced 2009

  • The unsqueamish French duly reintroduced the offending words in translation.

    The Lost Orwell, ed Peter Davison 2006

  • It is an expression so honest, so free from cant, so exactly corresponding with its subject, so unsqueamish and hearty, so manly, that it is to be accepted like a bit of nature.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. I. By Parke Godwin 1917

  • He sees the soul of the German as a dirty soul, unclean, unsqueamish.

    The World Decision Robert Herrick 1903

  • The hand and arm the woman inserts inside the heated jar is wrapped with old rags and frequently dipped in a jar of water standing by to keep it cooled; the bread thus baked tastes very good when fresh, but it requires a stomach rendered unsqueamish by dire necessity to relish it after seeing it baked.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama Thomas Stevens 1894

  • It is astonishing that men like Ascham, [59] unless blinded by a survival of mediæval or a foreshadowing of Puritan prudery, should have failed to see that the morality of the _Morte d'Arthur_ is as rigorous as it is unsqueamish.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II) George Saintsbury 1889

  • Blissfully ignorant of the existence or presence of microbes, germs, and bacteria, our sturdy and unsqueamish forbears drank contentedly in succession from a single vessel, which was passed from hand to hand, and lip to lip, around the board.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881

  • Blue Nights let us see something that readers aren't often allowed to see: a writer calling her own choices into question, a relentless cultural critic turning an unsqueamish eye on her own life.

    Slate Articles Slate Staff 2011

  • Salisbury and Thatcher as true-blue Conservatives, come top: "Both were notably unsentimental and unsqueamish, and unfashionably high principled, imbued with strategic sense and common sense, and possessed of a hardness of mind and harshness of speech that people respected but found off-putting." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Telegraph Staff 2011

  • Those who govern must be unsqueamish enough to tolerate this; and honest enough to explain.

    Top stories from Times Online 2010


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