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Definition of the noun Fidgeting

What does Fidgeting mean as a name of something?


  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. New 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 previewHow To Achieve Super Word Power (2005)

by Ajay Rai

Fidgeting means a. Falling in love with a midget b. Being restless c. Winding a wall clock 4. The meaning of filial is a. Dishonest b. Cunning c. Canine 5. The opposite of risky is a. Lucky b. Opportune c. Safe d. Blow e. Stop d. Is very studious e.

Google previewFarming (1906)

As a rule, fidgeting is a fault of breegding in which ]a nervous tegiperament is pe tuat in a constant y increasi egree. Such animriiles should not be used for briefing purposes.

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 previewThe Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1870)

Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language and Exhibiting the Plurals of Nouns and the Participles of Verbs ... Adapted to the Use of ... Schools by William Grimshaw

fidgeting; past, fidgeted: s. fidget, fidgeter; adj. fidgety. FIDU'CIAL. adj. Confident, un- ...

Google previewAn English school dictionary. To which is added, a list of the principal heathen deities of Greece [&c.]. (1822)

by William Jillard Hort

faithfulness, honesty, loyalty Fidgeting, Fidg'ety, a. restless, uneasy Fief, s. a fee, manor, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol.

Such symptoms include fidgeting, squirming around when seated, and having to get up frequently to walk or run around. Several other abnormalities may be associated. Children with ADHD are often reckless and impulsive, prone to accidents ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

Those diagnosed with the disorder exhibit difficulty pay- ing attention, disorganization, impatience, forget- fulness, distractibility, fidgeting, excessive talking, and impulsiveness. Much controversy surrounds ADD—both in the diagnosis and in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (2007)

by John Fay

fidgeting, and nail biting. In other words, it is the totality of behaviors (deceptive signals) that convey a general demeanor. Finally, it is possible for one or more demeanors to be exhibited simultaneously or in transition. It is possible for a ...

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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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