One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Disgusting or disturbing; very unpleasant.‘this film contains some truly squicky gross-out moments’
revolting, repellent, repulsive, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, off-putting, unpalatable, unappetizing, uninviting, unsavoury, distasteful, foul, nasty, obnoxious, odiousView synonyms
- ‘It was the squickiest television program I have ever seen.’
- ‘Oh, come on, it's not that squicky, is it?’
- ‘He realizes with some distaste that Angela is thinking squicky thoughts about the host.’
- ‘I thought the statutory rape angle might be a problem, but, though still slightly squicky, it's mitigated by Julia Stiles looking 25.’
- ‘That's a gross intrusion into the private domain, as squicky as telling people how, and how often, they are allowed to have sex.’
1990s: from squick + -y.
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