Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Moving quickly, restlessly, or irregularly; skittish.

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  • adjective skittish

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Examples

  • And once we'd made the decision that we'd be looking at wood samples, that this was the plan unless something goes really drastically wrong, the skittery disappointed bit shut up.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • She broke through in New Hampshire because she wasn't Cable Bachmann—skittery, combative—but Candidate Bachmann, sincere and accomplished.

    The Enigma of Jon Huntsman

  • Also, the previous car had a distracting body roll that gobbled up suspension travel, making the car skittery on uneven pavement.

    Fanboys in Flight: Subaru Roars In on a Wing

  • And once we'd made the decision that we'd be looking at wood samples, that this was the plan unless something goes really drastically wrong, the skittery disappointed bit shut up.

    mrissa: 2010: a not-very-carpeted odyssey

  • A skittery sound makes her skin crawl and she freezes, peering into the gloom.

    When Rose Wakes

  • As a font fiend, I like the skittery font on your books JT, and I'm really impressed with how well Louise's Fault Tree cover works with the content.

    Identity

  • Listen to skittery post-punk of Hypernova and you'll instantly be reminded of the revival of that sound that came around 2002 when Interpol was the next big thing.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • I can still hear the skittery sound their tinywheels made on the hard plastic ramp, like dry leaves blowing across the pavement on a fall day.

    2008 May « Becca’s Byline

  • I can still hear the skittery sound their tinywheels made on the hard plastic ramp, like dry leaves blowing across the pavement on a fall day.

    Sunday Scribblings-Telephone

  • It sits on a table, semi obscured by unfolded laundry and skittery mounds of mismatched books, waiting.

    October 2007

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