1. skittish

adjective. ['ˈskɪtɪʃ'] unpredictably excitable (especially of horses).


  • spooky
  • nervous
  • flighty


  • insensitive
  • untroubled
  • unexcited
  • relaxed

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Words that Rhyme with Skittish

  • british

Example sentences of the word skittish

1. Noun, singular or mass
Stress can make gouramis skittish and more likely to hug the bottom of an aquarium.

2. Adjective
As many dogs are skittish when someone tries to administer eyedrops, it is important to remain calm.

Quotes containing the word skittish

1. Creation discloses a power that baffles our minds and beggars our speech. We are enamored and enchanted by God's power. We stutter and stammer about God's holiness. We tremble before God's majesty... and yet, we grow squeamish and skittish before God's love.
- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out