Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being skittish, in any sense of that word.
- n. The property of being skittish.
- n. characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright
- skittish + -ness (Wiktionary)
“It's unclear whether Bishop has a longstanding history of not JUST SAYING IT: YOU WILL FAIL, or if his skittishness is a recent phenomenon having something to do with the bank down the road”
“It keeps coming back there and you wonder what is going on because nothing very damaging has happened in the US landscape to warrant this kind of skittishness, but the mother of all market appears quite nervous.”
“But some of the latest skittishness has to do with Spain itself.”
“Milan's stock exchange is suffering from increased skittishness about new listings.”
“More European debt worries mixed with skittishness over the growth of the U.S. economy to push down stocks Tuesday, though benchmark indexes pared earlier losses as the session progressed.”
“Uncertainty of the Eurozone's future as a currency union terrifies investors - as evidenced by their skittishness about continuing to prop up Italy and other heavily indebted countries.”
“Economic uncertainty and donor skittishness have combined to threaten the future of the Global Fund.”
“Banks may be wary of getting too specific, given the skittishness over sovereign debt.”
“The cutbacks come as many Americans and businesses have shaken off their recession-induced skittishness and are traveling again.”
“She encountered the same skittishness among media members we've often seen - Snyder repeatedly said he didn't like walking around while mic'ed, and said "every step of the way with this story there was discussion on what he felt comfortable showing on camera.”
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