Definition of Skittishness

1. Noun. Characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright.

Exact synonyms: Restiveness
Generic synonyms: Nervousness
Derivative terms: Restive, Skittish



Definition of Skittishness

1. Noun. The property of being skittish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skittishness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skittishness

skited
skites
skiting
skits
skitted
skitter
skittered
skitterier
skitteriest
skittering
skitters
skittery
skitting
skittish
skittishly
skittishness (current term)
skittishnesses
skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs
skittle alley
skittle ball
skittle out
skittle pin
skittleball
skittled
skittles
skittling
skitty
skive

Literary usage of Skittishness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Horse by William Youatt, John Stuart Skinner (1843)
"The shying from skittishness or affectation is quite a different affair, and must be conquered : but how? Severity is altogether out of place. ..."

2. The Horse by William Youatt, Walker Watson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1874)
"The shying from skittishness or affectation is quite a different affair, and must be conquered ; but how ? Severity is altogether out of place. ..."

3. Mind in the Lower Animals, in Health and Disease by William Lauder Lindsay (1880)
"According to Pierquin, sight and the eye—as well as a disordered imagination—are more commonly involved than is supposed in the skittishness, or restiveness ..."

4. Mind in the Lower Animals, in Health and Disease by William Lauder Lindsay (1880)
"According to Pierquin, sight and the eye—as well as a disordered imagination—are more commonly involved than is supposed in the skittishness, or restiveness ..."

5. Mind in the Lower Animals in Health and Disease by William Lauder Lindsay (1879)
"According to Pierquin, sight and the eye—as well as a disordered imagination—are more commonly involved than is supposed in the skittishness, or restiveness ..."

6. Youatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse with Their Remedies by William Youatt, William Charles Spooner, Henry Stephens Randall (1857)
"The shying from skittishness or affectation is quite a different affair, and must be conquered : but how ? Severity is altogether out of place. ..."

7. The Orange County Stud Book: Giving a History of All Noted Stallions, Bred by J. H. Reeves (1879)
"The shying from skittishness or affectation is quite a different affair, and must be conquered; but how? Severity is altogether out of place. ..."

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