Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being fidgety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality of being fidgety.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being fidgety.

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

  • n. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion

Etymologies

fidgety +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When we need a rest, our bodies sends us clear signals such as fidgetiness, hunger, drowsiness, and loss of focus.

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  • For the most part, Mr. DiSpirito—a former reality-TV star who's a bit boyish himself—jibes well with children, his quick-talking able to keep up with their attention spans and occasional fidgetiness.

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  • I posted a comment on Slate, remarking on McCain's blinking, and fidgetiness and someone replied with the same meme; it's because he was a POW.

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  • We saw a fantastic eye doctor who did well with him and his fidgetiness.

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  • I wondered where this fidgetiness came from compared to when she and I were just alone.

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  • And while these medications may provide welcome relief to some RLS patients, the ads could leave anyone who ever suffered fidgetiness when trying to go to sleep to wonder whether he or she has RLS and should seek treatment.

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  • On a side note, I wonder how many cases of childhood fibro are diagnosed ADD because of the fidgetiness and trouble paying attention issues--the inability to sit still because of pain, not brain focus trouble.

    Insomnia

  • I had growing pains, trouble sleeping, fidgetiness while sitting, hand and arm pain, etc throughout childhood--but would go years without.

    Insomnia

  • Fancy was stationary upstairs, receiving her layers of clothes and adornments, and answering by short fragments of laughter which had more fidgetiness than mirth in them, remarks that were made from time to time by Mrs. Dewy and Mrs. Penny, who were assisting her at the toilet, Mrs. Day having pleaded a queerness in her head as a reason for shutting herself up in an inner bedroom for the whole morning.

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  • “Okay, okay,” he said with increasing fidgetiness, “—how about a sniff then?”

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