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jump·y

jumpy

 
pronunciation:
juhm pi
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: jumpier, jumpiest
definition 1: nervous or edgy, as with fear or anxiety.
The criminals were jumpy and continually looking to see if the police were outside.We were jumpy for weeks after our house was robbed.
synonyms:
edgy, fidgety, jittery, nervous, on edge, skittish
antonyms:
relaxed
similar words:
aflutter, afraid, agitated, anxious, apprehensive, excited, fretful, shaky, tremulous, upset
definition 2: afflicted by or characterized by sudden twitches, jerks, or jumps.
My legs are sometimes jumpy at night when I try to sleep.
synonyms:
fidgety, jerky, jiggly
similar words:
nervous, quivery, shaky, spastic
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derivations: jumpily (adv.), jumpiness (n.)
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