Definition of skittish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    skittish

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈskɪt̮ɪʃ//
     
     
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  1. 1(of horses) easily excited or frightened and therefore difficult to control
  2. 2(of people) not very serious and with ideas and feelings that keep changing
  3. 3 (business) likely to change suddenly skittish financial markets
 
adverb
skittishness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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