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English Dictionary: skittish by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
skittish
adj
  1. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses) [syn: skittish, flighty, spooky, nervous]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skittish \Skit"tish\, a. [See {Skit}, v. t.]
      1. Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a
            skittish colt. [bd]A restiff, skittish jade.[b8]
            --L'Estrange.
  
      2. Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.
            [bd]Skittish Fortune's hall.[b8] --Shak. --
            {Skit"tish*ly}, adv. -- {Skit"tish*ness}, n.
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