Definition of startlish in English:

startlish

adjective

  • Easily startled or frightened; (of a horse) prone to shying, skittish.

Pronunciation

startlish

/ˈstɑːt(ə)lɪʃ/ /ˈstɑːtlɪʃ/

Origin

Mid 18th century. From startle + -ish.