Definition of skittishness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskɪtɪʃnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪtɪʃnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being not very serious and having ideas and feelings that keep changing
  2. 2(especially North American English, business) the quality of being likely to change suddenly the skittishness in the bond market
  3. 3the quality in a horse of being easily excited or frightened and therefore difficult to control