skittishness

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{n} shiness, restiveness, wantonness
characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
The property of being skittish
{i} nervousness, tenseness; fickleness, changeability; mischievousness, friskiness; shyness
skittish
Easily scared or startled; timid

The cat likes people he knows, but is skittish around strangers.

skittish
{a} easily frightened, shy, frisky, wanton
skittish
If you describe a person or animal as skittish, you mean they are easily made frightened or excited. The declining dollar gave heart to skittish investors. = nervous
skittish
Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt
skittish
Someone who is skittish does not concentrate on anything or take life very seriously. his relentlessly skittish sense of humour
skittish
Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle
skittish
easily scared; timid
skittish
unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
skittish
{s} nervous, high-strung, tense; fickle, changeable; mischievous, frisky, lively; shy
skittish
skittery
skittishness

    Silbentrennung

    skit·tish·ness

    Türkische aussprache

    skîtîşnıs

    Aussprache

    /ˈskətəsʜnəs/ /ˈskɪtɪʃnəs/

    Etymologie

    [ 'ski-tish ] (adjective.) 15th century. Middle English.

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