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Word: skittish

Definition: inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit


Sentences Containing 'skittish'

A wood burning 0-4-0 design, it was the 127th locomotive built by Stephenson and was nicknamed "Kitten" by those who observed its uneven "skittish" ride – a result of the short wheelbase.
The skittish rebels start a firefight, and in the confusion Bradford escapes.

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