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skittish

  
  
excitable, fickle, fidgety, frivolous, highly strung, jumpy, lively, nervous, playful, restive  
  
Antonyms     
   calm, composed, demure, laid-back, placid, relaxed, sober, staid, steady, unexcitable, unfazed     (informal)   unflappable, unruffled  
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skittish

  
1       adj   If you describe a person or animal as skittish, you mean they are easily made frightened or excited.   (=nervous)  
The declining dollar gave heart to skittish investors.     
2       adj   Someone who is skittish does not concentrate on anything or take life very seriously.  
...his relentlessly skittish sense of humour.     

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skit, skirmish, skirt, sit

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