fidgety

adjective
fidg·​ety | \ ˈfi-jə-tē How to pronounce fidgety (audio) \

Definition of fidgety

1 : inclined to fidget
2 : making unnecessary fuss : fussy

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fidgetiness noun

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Examples of fidgety in a Sentence

He grew more fidgety with each passing hour. I get too fidgety to sit after a few minutes in a waiting room.
Recent Examples on the Web Republicans were fidgety and chatty on their side of the aisle, while Democrats appeared more serious and definitely not as talkative with their neighbors. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, "Sekulow objects ... to the brevity of Schumer's latest amendment?," 24 Jan. 2020 The latter is unsurprising, since Spieth has long been one of the most compelling guys on Tour from the neck up, his expressions, body language and fidgety commentary providing a floor-to-ceiling window into his febrile mind. Eamon Lynch, azcentral, "Jordan Spieth out of Phoenix Open, but not down after signs of progress in second round," 31 Jan. 2020 Republicans get fidgety While most of the senators appeared to be paying attention and taking notes, some kept themselves occupied with fidget spinners. NBC News, "Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day Three," 23 Jan. 2020 The filmmaking, with its fidgety editing and wobbly handheld camerawork, often suggests a self-conscious approximation of gritty intensity rather than the real thing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A grim fairy tale, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ peers at war through a child’s eyes," 12 Sep. 2019 Take unlikely inspiration from the animal kingdom with head-bobbing choreography meant to evoke the fidgety movements of a pack of flamingos. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 26 Nov. 2019 Ford has done away with fidgety knobs and dials on the interior, replacing them with large touchscreens, much like Tesla’s (barring a single tactile dial at the bottom of the center dashboard). Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Ford is mortgaging its future on the value of its past," 18 Nov. 2019 The filmmaking, with its fidgety editing and wobbly handheld camerawork, often suggests a self-conscious approximation of gritty intensity rather than the real thing. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A grim fairy tale, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ peers at war through a child’s eyes," 12 Sep. 2019 For the smaller kids who may become fidgety before a baseball game is over, a new playground will be installed near the field. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland, "The big muddy mess at Clague Playhouse will soon be a Westlake asset," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fidgety

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fidgety was circa 1736

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“Fidgety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fidgety. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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fidgety

adjective
fidg·​ety | \ ˈfi-jə-tē How to pronounce fidgety (audio) \

Kids Definition of fidgety

: nervous and restless

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