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