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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.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fidgeting
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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 Rob Yeung
Try these tips and tricks for disguising some of the common signs of nerves: H Fidgeting: Fidgeting is an announcement that you're anxious. Touching your face with your index finger or rubbing it under your nose or scratching above your lip or ...
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 ...
fidget /'fid3it/ o verb (fidgeted, fidgeting) 1 intr to move about restlessly and aimlessly □ The little boy wouldn't stop fidgeting. 2 (often fidget with something) to touch and handle it aimlessly, o noun 1 a person who ...
by Frank J. Ayd
fidgeting), unnatural stillness, ...
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- Mia fidgeting
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- Hands Fidgeting From Boredom
While at a boring ground breaking ceremony, this man looked interested, but his hands were fidgeting from the boredom.
Photo credit: Mark Spearman
- Subject, fidgeting
Photo credit: sheilaellen
- More fidgeting
Clayton lost his at-ease look for candid photos somewhere along the lines and gets all nervous and figdety during these shots, which when taken with long exposures makes things even worse. Oh well. It is endearing.
Photo credit: Brett L.
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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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