What is another word for skittishness?

75 synonyms found


[ skˈɪtɪʃnəs], [ skˈɪtɪʃnəs], [ s_k_ˈɪ_t_ɪ_ʃ_n_ə_s]

How to use "Skittishness" in context?

Skittishness is an intense and persistent fear or avoidance of physical or social contact. It is a hallmark feature of some psychiatric disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. It is also a common symptom of social phobia.

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