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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fij-it]
    • /ˈfɪdʒ ɪt/
    • /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fij-it]
    • /ˈfɪdʒ ɪt/

Definitions of fidgeting word

  • verb without object fidgeting to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently. 1
  • verb with object fidgeting to cause to fidget; make uneasy. 1
  • noun fidgeting Often, fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient. 1
  • noun fidgeting Also, fidgeter. a person who fidgets. 1
  • noun fidgeting Make small movements, esp. of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience. 1
  • adjective fidgeting (of a person) moving about restlessly 0

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Origin of fidgeting

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; compare dial. fidge to fidget, akin to the synonymous expressive words fitch, fig, fike; compare Old Norse fīkjast to be eager, Old Swedish fīkja to be restless

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Parts of speech for Fidgeting


fidgeting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fidgeting

adjective fidgeting

  • sleepless — without sleep: a sleepless night.
  • unrestful — giving or conducive to rest.
  • restless — characterized by or showing inability to remain at rest: a restless mood.
  • unpeaceful — characterized by peace; free from war, strife, commotion, violence, or disorder: a peaceful reign; a peaceful demonstration.
  • unquiet — agitated; restless; disordered; turbulent: unquiet times.

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