Definition of skittish:
mutinous, high-strung, spooky, all wound up, intractable, changeful, flickery, lively, excitable, mercurial, vicious, transient, scary, fractious, tremulous, fluctuating, uptight, unruly, fainthearted, restive, fluttery, inconstant, flyaway, brief, bareback, on edge, resentful, changeable, hyperexcitable, floating, fearsome, temperamental, fretful, refractory, frightened, restiff, anxious, fiddle-footed, a bundle of nerves, variable, fleeting, head-in-the-clouds, scatterbrained, tense, worried, temporary, whimsical, afraid, groom, short-lived, short-term, fearful, impatient, obstinate, volatile, timorous, fluid, spasmodic, passing, uncertain, hyper, unpredictable, gallop, balky, skittery, unsteady, hyperkinetic, capricious, unsettled, aflutter, inconsistent, neural, nervous, stubborn, timid, flighty, tighten, break in, rebellious, alarmed, edgy, queasy, canter, hyperactive, recalcitrant, frisky, mulish, mousy, bridle, equestrian, dismount, mutable, fidgety, unstable.
agitated (part of speech: adjective)
- "Winter Fun", William O. Stoddard.
- "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
- "Just Patty", Jean Webster.