Definition of skittishly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskɪtɪʃli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtɪʃli//
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  1. 1a horse that behaves skittishly is easily excited or frightened and therefore difficult to control His horse was dancing skittishly.
  2. 2in a way that is not very serious and with ideas and feelings that keep changing ‘Let's not,’ she said skittishly, taking a step back.
  3. 3(especially North American English, business) in a way that keeps changing or is likely to change suddenly The dollar traded skittishly throughout the day.