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Wordnet 3.0


1. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses);
[syn: skittish, flighty, spooky, nervous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skittish \Skit"tish\, a. [See Skit, v. t.] 1. Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt. "A restiff, skittish jade." --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle. "Skittish Fortune's hall." --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- Skit"tish*ly, adv. -- Skit"tish*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skittish adj 1: unpredictably excitable (especially of horses) [syn: skittish, flighty, spooky, nervous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "skittish": agitable, allergic, anaphylactic, animated, antic, bashful, capersome, changeable, coltish, combustible, confused, conscious, coquettish, cowardly, coy, delicate, demure, diffident, dizzy, edgy, emotional, emotionally unstable, empathetic, empathic, empty-headed, eruptive, excitable, explosive, exuberant, faddish, fearful, fearing, fearsome, fickle, flighty, flirtatious, frisky, frivolous, frolicsome, full of beans, gamesome, gay, giddy, goosy, harebrained, hearty, high-mettled, high-spirited, high-strung, highly emotional, hyperesthetic, hyperpathic, hypersensitive, in fear, inarticulate, inconstant, inflammable, irascible, irresponsible, irritable, itchy, jumpy, light, light-headed, lively, mercurial, mettlesome, mousy, nervous, overrefined, oversensible, oversensitive, overtender, passible, perturbable, playful, prickly, quicksilver, rabbity, rattlebrained, refined, responsive, restive, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, scary, scatterbrained, self-conscious, sensitive, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shivery, shrinking, shy, skittery, spirited, sportive, sprightly, stammering, startlish, supersensitive, sympathetic, tactful, tender, tetchy, thin-skinned, ticklish, timid, timorous, touchy, toying, trembling, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy, undependable, unpredictable, unreliable, vacillating, versatile, vital, vivacious, volatile, volcanic, zestful, zippy