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Adverb
Adverb for easily excitable with an excessive amount of energy
“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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Adverb for faint of heart and easily frightened
“In general, bonding with a horse is like gaining the trust of a skittish child.”
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Adverb for 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) Adverb for playfully frivolous or unpredictable
“Ganatra brings a quiet, sensual intensity to her role in Chutney Popcorn, perfectly complementing Hennessy's skittish character.”
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Adverb for 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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Adverb for 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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Adverb for 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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Adverb for silly, especially in a childish way
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Adverb for cautious, hesitant, or nervous about something
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Adverb for frightening or unnerving in the manner of something eerie or supernatural
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Adverb for irritable and quick to take offense at petty things
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