Meaning of “skittish” in the English Dictionary

"skittish" in British English

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skittishadjective

uk /ˈskɪt.ɪʃ/ us /ˈskɪt̬.ɪʃ/
skittishly
adverb uk /ˈskɪt.ɪʃ.li/ us /ˈskɪt̬.ɪʃ.li/
skittishness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈskɪt.ɪʃ.nəs/ us /ˈskɪt̬.ɪʃ.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 easily frightened:

The kitten was really skittish.

(Definition of “skittish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)