skittish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"skittish" in British English

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skittishadjective

uk   /ˈskɪt.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈskɪt̬-/
(of ​people and ​animals) ​nervous or ​easilyfrightened: My ​horse is very skittish, so I have to ​keep him away from ​traffic. Investors are skittish about the ​impact of an ​economicdownturn. (of a ​person) not ​serious and ​likely to ​changetheirbeliefs or ​opinions often: Marilyn was like a ​child, ​playful and skittish one ​moment, ​sulky and ​withdrawn the next.
skittishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
skittishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of skittish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skittish" in American English

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skittishadjective

 us   /ˈskɪt̬·ɪʃ/
(of ​people and ​animals) ​nervous and ​easilyfrightened: The ​kitten was really skittish.
(Definition of skittish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skittish”
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或动物)不安的,易受惊的,善变的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或動物)不安的,易受驚的,善變的…
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