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skittish

skit·tish

skittish

 
pronunciation:
skI tihsh
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily startled or excited.
a skittish colt
similar words:
high-strung, jumpy, shy
definition 2: restless, frivolous, or too lively; frisky.
definition 3: changeable or uncertain; fickle.
similar words:
changeable, flighty
derivations: skittishly (adv.), skittishness (n.)