Skittish Synonyms and Antonyms

skĭt'ĭsh

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Synonyms for Skittish

Lacking self-confidence; shy.
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Full of energy or alertness; vigorous or animated:
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Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
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Subject to sudden change; unpredictable
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Hard to control; unruly; refractory
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(--- Old Poet.) Frisky; playful; frolicsome
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Rigidly conventional, as in manners, opinions, and tastes:
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Creating unnecessary fuss.
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Of little value or importance; trifling; trivial
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Said or done as by an irresponsible person
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Easily startled
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Dizzy or feeling faint, usually caused by a drop in blood pressure to the brain.
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Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
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(Informal) Having the jitters
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The definition of tense is a state where your muscles are tight, or where you are filled with nervousness and anxiety.
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Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
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Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
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Never or almost never quiet or still; always active or inclined to action
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Easily startled; timid:
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Lighthearted; flighty:
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Suggestive of ghosts or spirits, especially in being eerie or disturbing:
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(Obs.) Quiet; silent
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(Often capitalized, see Mercurial) Pertaining to the planet Mercury. [from 14th c.]
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Showing or caused by timidity
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Unreliable; fickle
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Antonyms for Skittish

(Of water) with little waves on the surface.
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Cool‐headed, emotionally stable, in focus.
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The definition of laid back is someone or something that is casual, calm and often unpretentious.
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Deeply earnest; very sincere
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Free of worries.
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Alternative spelling of easygoing.
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Words Related to Skittish

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The definition of changeable is something that can be altered, or is something that may change appearance or format.
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(Colloquial) regretful, sorry
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Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension
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