skittishness

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skit·tish

 (skĭt′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Moving quickly and lightly; lively.
2. Restlessly active or nervous; restive.
3. Undependably variable; mercurial or fickle.
4. Shy; bashful.

[Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot; see shoot.]

skit′tish·ly adv.
skit′tish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skittishness - characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
nervousness - a sensitive or highly strung temperament
Translations

skittishness

n (= playfulness)Übermütigkeit f, → Übermut m; (= flirtatiousness: of woman) → Neckereien pl; (= nervousness: of horse) → Unruhe f