Definitions for skittishness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skit•tishˈskɪt ɪʃ(adj.)

  1. apt to start or shy:

    a skittish horse.

  2. restlessly or excessively lively:

    a skittish mood.

  3. fickle; uncertain.

  4. shy; coy.

Origin of skittish:

1400–50; late ME, perh. der. of the Scand source of Scots skite (see skitter ); see -ish1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. skittishness, restiveness(noun)

    characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright


  1. skittishness(Noun)

    The property of being skittish.


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