Definition of skittishness in US English:

skittishness

noun

  • See skittish

    • ‘But the skittishness isn't just restricted to the backbench.’
    • ‘There could hardly be a greater contrast with this skittishness than the two photographs by Cindy Sherman which hang on a nearby wall.’
    • ‘So far this boy has been accommodating of her inexplicable skittishness.’
    • ‘The skittishness of an airline executive about the possibility of behavioral profiling at American airports should be a thing of the past.’
    • ‘Instead, I sensed her anxiety and skittishness.’

Pronunciation

skittishness

/ˈskidiSHnəs//ˈskɪdɪʃnəs/