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]

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