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jumpy

jump·y

jumpy

pronunciation:
juhm pi
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: jumpier, jumpiest
definition 1: afflicted by or characterized by sudden twitches, jerks, or jumps.
synonyms:
fidgety, jerky, jiggly
similar words:
nervous, quivery, shaky, spastic
definition 2: nervous or edgy, as with fear or anxiety.
synonyms:
edgy, fidgety, jittery, nervous, on edge, skittish
antonyms:
relaxed
similar words:
aflutter, afraid, agitated, anxious, apprehensive, excited, fretful, shaky, tremulous, upset
derivations: jumpily (adv.), jumpiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word jumpy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.