verb: fidget; 3rd person present: fidgets; past tense: fidgeted; past participle: fidgeted; gerund or present participle: fidgeting
make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience.
"the audience began to fidget and whisper"
synonyms: move restlessly, wriggle, squirm, twitch, jiggle, writhe, twist, shuffle, be jittery, be anxious, be agitated; More
play, fuss, toy, twiddle, fool about/around, trifle;
informalfiddle, mess about/around, have ants in one's pants
"the audience had begun to fidget"
antonyms: sit still, be at ease
be impatient or uneasy.
"he was fidgeting to get back to his shop"
noun: fidget; plural noun: fidgets
a person who fidgets.
synonyms: restless person, bundle of nerves; More
informalcat on hot bricks, cat on a hot tin roof
"what a fidget you are!"
a state of mental or physical restlessness or unease.
"Captain Osborne had the fidgets"
synonyms: restlessness, nervousness, fidgetiness, unease, uneasiness; More