Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fidget.
  • n. A fidgety motion.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This may express itself in fidgeting -- or your brain, insufficiently interested in whatever is going on around it, may kick into overdrive and start making stuff up.

    Dare to doodle!

  • This may express itself in fidgeting – or your brain, insufficiently interested in whatever is going on around it, may kick into overdrive and start making stuff up.

    Dare to doodle!

  • Granted, we also understand the value of relaxing, and if pacing or fidgeting translates into stress for you, NEAT activities are probably best avoided.

    Use NEAT Activities To Burn More Calories | Lifehacker Australia

  • MOOS: There's about three times more fidgeting occurs when you don't have good foot support in a chair.

    CNN Transcript Jun 4, 2002

  • I read a great article about an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic who was conducting a study about “non-intentional” movement sometimes called fidgeting, a fascinating subject all on its own, but one of the things he said was how many of his patients told him that he was the first doctor they ever visited who respected their dignity — like, you know, shaking their hands, offering them something to drink, looking in their eye when speaking to them, and so on.

    ‘You’re Fat And Won’t Get Laid!’ - Acceptible Medical Commentary?

  • I only heard the man tell the judge that Bonds was "fidgeting" during the girl's time on the stand, and that at one point he rested his clean-shaven face in his hand by pantomiming a handgun with his index finger and thumb.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • What really shocks me and pisses me off is that "fidgeting" with one's fingers, peering through a stall crack, placing a bag by the stall door, tapping ones feet and passing one's hand under a stall divider all constitute some sort of crime.

    Nudge, nudge, say no more ...

  • Every movement should be quiet, and the rattling of fans and of books in the rack, and "fidgeting" changes of position should be avoided.

    Etiquette

  • She wasted no time in puerile apprehensions – it was not her nature; she had the rare feminine virtue of never "fidgeting" – at least externally.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • A child with the condition may exhibit symptoms such as fidgeting or squirming, running or climbing when shouldn't or has difficulty waiting his or her turn.

    Toronto Sun

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