fidgety

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From fidget +‎ -y.

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fidgety (comparative fidgetier, superlative fidgetiest)

  1. Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget; restless.
    • 1925-29, Mahadev Desai (translator), M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Part I, chapter xiii:
      I did not feel sea-sick at all. But as the days passed, I became fidgety. I felt shy even in speaking to the steward. []
    • 1999, Laurie Waldstein, Leslie Zinberg, The Pink and Blue Toddler and Preschooler Pages
      A fidgety child can easily knock over the drink and burn the two of you.

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