Definition of Skittishly

1. Adverb. In a skittish manner. "The horse pranced around skittishly"

Partainyms: Skittish



Definition of Skittishly

1. Adverb. In a skittish manner. ¹

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Definition of Skittishly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skittishly

skite-the-gutter
skited
skites
skiting
skits
skitted
skitter
skittered
skitterier
skitteriest
skittering
skitters
skittery
skitting
skittish
skittishly (current term)
skittishness
skittishnesses
skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs
skittle alley
skittle ball
skittle out
skittle pin
skittleball
skittled
skittles
skittling
skitty

Literary usage of Skittishly

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"I drop an earth worm (Lumbricus) before them. No. i looks at its serpentine movements, steps back skittishly, and gives for the first time the ..."

2. America's Great Depression by Murray Newton Rothbard (2000)
"The Fed, he warned skittishly, should not concern itself with the stock market or security loans, lest it produce a general slump. Tighter money would make ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"... which were transpiring, or skittishly bubbling up, in poor benighted rotten Europe here or there;—since these are sufficient to date the Transaction ..."

4. The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Whole Language by John Walker, John Longmuir (1902)
"To trapa To run idly and skittishly about, va Pipe A tube; musical instrament; two hogsheads, a. To pipe To play on a pipe, ..."

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