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fidgety

[fij-i-tee] /ˈfɪdʒ ɪ ti/
adjective
1.
restless; impatient; uneasy.
2.
nervously and excessively fussy.
Origin of fidgety
fidget + -y1
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  • "You mean that she isn't in the least fidgety," replied the doctor.

  • And she is so—so fidgety and—and nervous and high-spirited and silly.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He sat there and stared at her until she grew red and fidgety.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • She's only fidgety; if I can hold her when they throw off, I 'll have no trouble afterwards.

  • That was no wonder; for, in this fidgety world, Lily Prior was a treasure.

  • Half an hour must have gone by, and, though on the look-out, I was not fidgety.

    The Five Jars Montague Rhodes James
  • Now, among the leaves of the Oak there was one that was always restless and fidgety.

    Parables from Flowers Gertrude P. Dyer
  • Since yesterday afternoon he has refused all his food, and been so restless and fidgety.

    The Mistress of Shenstone Florence L. Barclay
Word Origin and History for fidgety
adj.

1730s, from fidget (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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