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Definition of the noun Fidgeting
What does Fidgeting mean as a name of something?
- 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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Learning 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 ...
Body Language (2012)
A Guide for Professionals by Hedwig Lewis
Fidgeting is an activity that often involves self-touching.
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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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