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Definition of the noun Fidgeting

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  1. A fidgety motion.


Fidgeting is the act of moving about restlessly. Fidgeting may be a result of nervousness, agitation, boredom or a combination of these. It may be a result of genes and is often an unconscious act. Fidgeting may involve playing with one's fingers, hair, or items of clothing. A common act of fidgeting is to bounce one's leg repeatedly. Rings are another common focus of fidgeting; variations include ring spinning, twirling or rolling along a table. Research has shown people who fidget are generally slimmer and find it harder to put on weight. Parents often consider fidgeting to be a bad habit, especially in schoolchildren.

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Google previewLearning on Your Feet (2016)

Incorporating Physical Activity into the K–8 Classroom by Brad Johnson, Melody Jones

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. In a 2009 study of preteen boys, University of Central Florida professor Mark Rapport found that the boys, especially those ...

Google previewBody Language (2012)

A Guide for Professionals by Hedwig Lewis

Fidgeting is an activity that often involves self-touching.

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

as squirming, fidgeting, or foot tapping, rather than discrete or episodic movement such as a spasm or a tic. Overall activity level is one category of temperament: constitutionally based qualities of responsiveness that are evident and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deception (2014)

by Timothy R. Levine

This nervousness is expected to shine through in behavioral cues such as gaze aversion, moving around, and increased fidgeting. The control question polygraph test also departs from the idea that liars' fear of being caught will elicit marked ...

Google previewLetter-writer's Vade-mecum and Dictionary Supplment (1908)

A Complete Handbook to the Epistolary Art by Robert D. Blackman

Fidget, fidgeting, fidgetel 7 Fight, fighting, fought . . 4. experimented Explain, explaining, explained Export, exporting, exported Expound, expounding, ex pounded...

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Scrabble value of F4I1D2G2E1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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