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twitchy

[twich-ee] /ˈtwɪtʃ i/
adjective, twitchier, twitchiest.
1.
twitching or tending to twitch.
2.
nervous; jumpy:
All that pressure at the office has made him twitchy.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; twitch + -y1
Related forms
twitchiness, noun
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  • Or steering that's beautifully direct but not twitchy or overly sensitive.
  • Despite centuries of common history, ties between the countries are oddly twitchy.
British Dictionary definitions for twitchy

twitchy

/ˈtwɪtʃɪ/
adjective
1.
nervous, worried, and ill-at-ease: he was twitchy with anticipation
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