skittish

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Easily scared or startled; timid

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

{a} easily frightened, shy, frisky, wanton
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
unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
{s} nervous, high-strung, tense; fickle, changeable; mischievous, frisky, lively; shy
easily scared; timid
Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle
Someone who is skittish does not concentrate on anything or take life very seriously. his relentlessly skittish sense of humour
Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt
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{n} shiness, restiveness, wantonness
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In a skittish manner
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nervously, in a high-strung manner; in a fickle manner, changeably; mischievously, in a lively manner; shyly
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in a skittish manner; "the horse pranced around skittishly
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The property of being skittish
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characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
skittishness
{i} nervousness, tenseness; fickleness, changeability; mischievousness, friskiness; shyness
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