Definition of skittishly in English:

skittishly

adverb

  • See skittish

    • ‘In a clearing past a grove of olive trees, a snowy white lamb stands skittishly behind its grazing mother.’
    • ‘I was also delighted by the way that Anna of Little Red Boat skittishly bent the concept towards her own ends.’
    • ‘The horses began stamping the ground skittishly.’
    • ‘‘Aww, thanks, Viv,’ Fiona replied skittishly, ‘I hope Dom will feel the same way.’’
    • ‘But most Democrats who are on the ballot in competitive races this year skittishly avoid such stark imagery.’

Pronunciation

skittishly

/ˈskɪtɪʃ(ə)li/