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skittishness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of skittishness

  1. a state of nervousness marked by sudden jerky movements because of the horse's skittishness and temperamental nature, only experienced riders should ride him Synonyms of skittishness edginess, fidgetiness, fidgets, flightiness, jitteriness, restiveness, jumpinessWords Related to skittishness agita, agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, disquiet, feverishness, franticness, freneticism, hand-wringing, perturbation, restlessness, trepidation, unease, uneasiness, upset, worry; nerves, tenseness, tension; butterflies, dither, heebie-jeebies, jimjams, jitters, shakes, shivers, williesNear Antonyms of skittishness confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness; control, self-control; aplomb, calm, calmness, collectedness, composure, coolness, ease, easiness, equanimity, equilibrium, imperturbability, poise, repose, self-possession, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness


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