from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Moving quickly and lightly; lively.
- adj. Restlessly active or nervous; restive.
- adj. Undependably variable; mercurial or fickle.
- adj. Shy; bashful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Easily scared or startled; timid.
- adj. wanton; changeable; fickle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy.
- adj. Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Easily frightened; disposed to start, jump, or run, as if from fright.
- Hence Shy; avoiding familiarity or intercourse; timid; retiring; coy.
- Changeable; volatile; fickle: inconstant; capricious.
- Deceitful; tricky; deceptive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot; see shoot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)