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Definition of skittish:

  1. Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt.
  2. Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.

Synonyms:

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.

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