Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “skittish”

skittish

adjective    /ˈskɪt̬·ɪʃ/
(of people and animals) nervous and easily frightened: The kitten was really skittish.
(Definition of skittish adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of skittish

Definitions of “skittish” in other dictionaries

Translations of “skittish”

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More