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skittish Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    flighty; spooky; nervous.
WordNet

Skit"tish adjective
Etymology
See Skit, v. t.
Definitions
  1. Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt. "A restiff, skittish jade." L'Estrange.
  2. Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle. "Skittish Fortune's hall." Shak. -- Skit"tish*ly, adv. -- Skit"tish*ness, n.

Webster 1913