skittishness(redirected from skittishnesses)
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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.]