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synonyms for skittish

  • edgy
  • excited
  • fearful
  • fickle
  • giddy
  • jumpy
  • restive
  • agitable
  • alarmable
  • capricious
  • changeable
  • combustible
  • dizzy
  • excitable
  • fidgety
  • flighty
  • frivolous
  • harebrained
  • high-strung
  • irresponsible
  • lightheaded
  • lively
  • peppy
  • playful
  • scatterbrained
  • sensitive
  • spirited
  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • volative
  • whimsical
  • zippy
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antonyms for skittish

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  • calm
  • collected
  • composed
  • easy-going
  • laid-back
  • unworried
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How to use skittish in a sentence

Americans are rightly skittish about supporting violence, even in response to violent authoritarian attacks.
ARE WE ENTERING A NEW ERA OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE?SEAN ILLINGJANUARY 7, 2021VOX
If you have skittish pets, know that they’ll probably be grateful, too.
MAKE YOUR OWN NEW YEAR’S BALL, AND 4 OTHER FAMILY PARTY IDEASPURBITA SAHADECEMBER 31, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Even those who are not public company CEOs are skittish about becoming partisan combatants.
WHY THE VERY RICHEST AMERICANS ARE REFUSING TO TAKE SIDES IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACETHEODORE SCHLEIFERSEPTEMBER 30, 2020VOX
Allaire, though, says the letter will provide assurance to other banks—some of whom remain skittish about cryptocurrency ventures.
FEDS’ ‘STABLECOIN’ LETTER MAY BOOST CRYPTO AMBITIONS OF FACEBOOK, SQUAREJEFFSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Eric Johnson, Condé Nast svp of commercial marketing and events, said advertisers were “skittish” to buy into virtual events at first due to the uncertainty of what returns they might get from their already slashed marketing budgets.
‘THEY’RE HERE TO STAY’: CONDÉ NAST’S VIRTUAL EVENTS UPFRONT WORKING TO CONVINCE SPONSORS THAT NEW REMOTE PLATFORMS HAVE REAL VALUEKAYLEIGH BARBERAUGUST 19, 2020DIGIDAY
He was a skittish horse, gentle, as Andy explained, but "pow'ful nervous—had to be sort o' coaxed along."
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
"They're a skittish lot, the Orleans; they might take it in their heads to fight," suggested Muroc, with a little grin.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
But they had men in their ranks, high-tempered men who, like so many skittish colts, wouldn't stand without hitching.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Pablito pursued his way in a serious mood, also busy with his skittish quadruped.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
It'll take some skittish steerin', fur ef the old raft jest teches the rocks she'll go all to slivers.'
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