fidgety


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fidg·et·y

 (fĭj′ĭ-tē)
adj.
1. Tending to fidget.
2. Creating unnecessary fuss.

fidg′et·i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fidgety - nervous and unable to relax; "a constant fretful stamping of hooves"; "a restless child"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

fidgety

adjective restless, nervous, uneasy, impatient, jittery (informal), on edge, jerky, restive, jumpy, twitchy (informal), antsy (informal) I was so fidgety and nervous.

fidgety

adjective
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension:
Slang: uptight.
Idioms: a bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge.
Translations

fidgety

[ˈfɪdʒɪtɪ] ADJnervioso, inquieto
to be fidgetyno parar quieto

fidgety

adjzappelig; audience etc, legs, feet, handsunruhig

fidgety

[ˈfɪdʒɪtɪ] adjagitato/a, irrequieto/a
References in classic literature ?
Jo liked his good breeding, and didn't mind having a laugh at Aunt March, so she gave him a lively description of the fidgety old lady, her fat poodle, the parrot that talked Spanish, and the library where she reveled.
Once, when I arrived at six o'clock, Lena was ushering out a fidgety mother and her awkward, overgrown daughter.
First, every drawer in the tall, old-fashioned bureau is to be opened, with difficulty, and with a succession of spasmodic jerks then, all must close again, with the same fidgety reluctance.
Look at this one, pleasant, quiet, turns about just as you want him, holds up his feet to be cleaned out, or anything else you please to wish; then you'll find another fidgety, fretty, won't move the right way, or starts across the stall, tosses up his head as soon as you come near him, lays his ears, and seems afraid of you; or else squares about at you with his heels.
Wilson, a good-natured but extremely fidgety and cautious old gentleman, ambled up and down the room, appearing, as John Bunyan hath it, "much tumbled up and down in his mind," and divided between his wish to help George, and a certain confused notion of maintaining law and order: so, as he shambled about, he delivered himself as follows:
Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety.
This sort of thing made Emma Jane nervous and fidgety, but she was Rebecca's slave and hugged her chains, no matter how uncomfortable they made her.
Finding her too fidgety about arranging matters with her friends to pay proper attention to my instructions, I wrote anonymously to the lawyer who is conducting the inquiry after her, recommending him, in a friendly way, to give it up.
He held it there a long time--so long that the Doctor seemed to get dreadfully anxious and fidgety, standing first on one leg and then on the other, looking at all the bottles he had used for the mixture, and reading the labels on them again and again.
A start, a fidgety shifting of the position, yes, even a violent sneeze, has been known before now to prove fatal to the incautious, and to nip in the bud many a promising friendship.
She was now in an irritation as violent from delight, as she had ever been fidgety from alarm and vexation.
But it's getting late now--it'll be pretty near eleven before I'm at home, and Mother may happen to lie awake; she's more fidgety nor usual now.