squirmworthy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

squirm +‎ -worthy

AdjectiveEdit

squirmworthy (comparative more squirmworthy, superlative most squirmworthy)

  1. (colloquial) That causes one to squirm with embarrassment or discomfort; embarrassing.
    • 2010, Erin Downing, Kiss It (page 183)
      I could tell from Angela's horrified reaction that they'd gone into a squirm-worthy level of detail.
    • 2012, Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy
      Set alongside W. H. Auden's squirm-worthy and patronising review of Adrienne Rich's first collection A Change of World []