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skittish englannista suomeksi

  1. vauhkoontuva

  1. säikky

skittish englanniksi

  1. Easily scared or startled; timid.

  2. ''The cat likes people he knows, but he is skittish around strangers.''

  3. 1557, (w), ''Sermons Very Fruitfull, Godly, and Learned'', London: Robert Caly, The fiftenth treatice or Sermon,

  4. All such be like a skittish starting horse, whiche coming ouer a bridge, wil start for a shadowe, or for a stone lying by him, and leapeth ouer on the other side into the water, & drowneth both horse and man.
  5. Wanton; changeable; fickle

  6. (circa) (w), ''(w)'', Act III, Scene 3,

  7. How some men creep in skittish fortune’s hall,
    Whiles others play the idiots in her eyes!
  8. 1785, (w), ''(w)'', London: J. Johnson, Book 2, p.(nbs)69,

  9. (..) ’Tis pitiful
    To court a grin, when you should wooe a soul;
    To break a jest, when pity would inspire
    Pathetic exhortation; and t’ address
    The skittish fancy with facetious tales,
    When sent with God’s commission to the heart.
  10. Difficult to manage; tricky.

  11. 1872, (w), ''(w)'', Book 2, Chapter(nbs)15,

  12. For everybody’s family doctor was remarkably clever, and was understood to have immeasurable skill in the management and training of the most skittish or vicious diseases.