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Easily excitable with an excessive amount of energy
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“He could be a pillar of strength and steadiness when need required, and then in a trice turn and become as skittish and excitable as a young colt.”
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Faint of heart and easily frightened
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“In general, bonding with a horse is like gaining the trust of a skittish child.”
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Showing or feeling anxiety, insecurity or uncertainty
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“Marketing organizations and travel suppliers have been quite skittish about the upcoming season.”
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(of a person) Playfully frivolous or unpredictable
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“Ganatra brings a quiet, sensual intensity to her role in Chutney Popcorn, perfectly complementing Hennessy's skittish character.”
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Playful in a flirtatious way
“Mabel was skittish and flirty, twisting around on the lead as she tried to show herself off.”
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Quick or likely to change consistently
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“Amid skittish markets, a sharp fall in S&P index futures had fed through to the stock market.”
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Rather offbeat or eccentric
“The picture's skittish sense of humor is typified by the inclusion of Roger Moore sending up as far as is legally possible his turn as James Bond.”
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Silly in a childish way
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Cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something
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Frightening or unnerving in the manner of something eerie or supernatural
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Irritable and quick to take offense at petty things
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