English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'fidget'

(verb) 
Definition
to move about restlessly
The children began to fidget.
Synonyms
move restlessly
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fiddle (informal)
She fiddled with a pen on the desk.
, , , ,
squirm
He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free.
, ,
jiggle
He tapped his feet, hummed tunes and jiggled about.
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jitter (informal)
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be like a cat on hot bricks (informal)
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of fiddle
She fiddled with a pen on the desk.
Synonyms
toy,
mess about or around
in the sense of jiggle
Definition
to move with quick jerky movements
He tapped his feet, hummed tunes and jiggled about.
Synonyms
jog,
jig,
shimmy,
joggle
in the sense of squirm
Definition
to wriggle
He gave a feeble shrug and tried to squirm free.

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