jumpiness

jumpy

[juhm-pee]
adjective, jumpier, jumpiest.
1.
subject to sudden, involuntary starts, especially from nervousness, fear, excitement, etc.
2.
characterized by sudden starts, jerks, or jumps: a jumpy narrative.

Origin:
1865–70; jump + -y1

jumpily, adverb
jumpiness, noun


1. jittery, skittish, fidgety.
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jumpy (ˈdʒʌmpɪ)
 
adj , jumpier, jumpiest
1.  nervous or apprehensive
2.  moving jerkily or fitfully
 
'jumpily
 
adv
 
'jumpiness
 
n

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jumpy definition


  1. mod.
    nervous. : Now, don't be jumpy. Everything will be all right.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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