Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to fidget.
  • adj. Creating unnecessary fuss.

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  • adj. Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Restless; uneasy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or expressive of a fidget; being in a fidget; moving about uneasily; restless; nervously impatient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. nervous and unable to relax

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Examples

  • The children around me were tending to the fidgety, which is never a good sign, until the unlikely pair sat down to dinner and the action concentrated itself in one place.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Gwynn said he woke up at 4 a.m., tried in vain to go back to sleep, got "fidgety," as he put it, and grew more nervous as friends and family gathered at the San Diego Padres legend's home.

    Nerve-racking wait even for Hall locks

  • Even with his stellar credentials, Gwynn admitted he was "fidgety" before getting the long-awaited phone call. swapContent ( 'firstMainStoryPhoto', 'applyMainStoryPhoto');

    Nerve-racking wait even for Hall locks

  • Sources inside the investigation reveal tot mom looked, quote, "fidgety" during the coverage and downright hostile in that meeting moments later.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2009

  • Sources inside the investigation reveal tot mom looked, quote, "fidgety" during the live coverage and downright hostile in the meeting moments later.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2009

  • She was "fidgety," to speak the thought of her perplexed companion.

    Quill's Window

  • "Your grandmother seems kind of fidgety this morning," she fretted to her eldest daughter, who was decorating the cupboard shelves with tissue paper of an enervating magenta hue, and indulging at intervals in vocal reminiscences of a ship that never returned.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories

  • The chief nurse, who had lived with more fashionable mistresses, for whom the duties of the nursery were subordinate to the business of society, pronounced Mrs. Granger "fidgety"; a very sweet lady, but too fond of interfering about trifles, and not reposing boundless confidence in the experience of her nurse.

    The Lovels of Arden

  • He said Kachkar was getting increasingly "fidgety" and excitable, sometimes launching into peculiar Russian accents or becoming giddy like a child.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Washington Post article described a "fidgety" man, "slumped in line, staring at the ground," who was occasionally gripped with a "momentary look of anguish."

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  • A fidgety word, with some letters above the line and some below the line.

    December 1, 2007