Jumpiest
Jumpy Jump"y, a. [Compar. {Jumpier}; superl. {Jumpiest}.] Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps; hence, extremely nervous; jittery.

Syn: edgy, fidgety, high-strung, in suspense(predicate), jittery, nervous, nervy, overstrung, restive, uneasy, uptight. [Webster 1913 Suppl. WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jumpier — Jumpy Jump y, a. [Compar. {Jumpier}; superl. {Jumpiest}.] Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps; hence, extremely nervous; jittery. Syn: edgy, fidgety, high strung, in suspense(predicate), jittery, nervous, nervy, overstrung,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumpy — Jump y, a. [Compar. {Jumpier}; superl. {Jumpiest}.] Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps; hence, extremely nervous; jittery. Syn: edgy, fidgety, high strung, in suspense(predicate), jittery, nervous, nervy, overstrung, restive,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • jumpy — adjective (jumpier, jumpiest) informal 1》 anxious and uneasy. 2》 stopping and starting abruptly. Derivatives jumpily adverb jumpiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • jumpy — UK [ˈdʒʌmpɪ] / US adjective Word forms jumpy : adjective jumpy comparative jumpier superlative jumpiest 1) informal nervous 2) a jumpy image or sound keeps moving or being interrupted …   English dictionary

  • jumpy — /ˈdʒʌmpi / (say jumpee) adjective (jumpier, jumpiest) 1. characterised by or inclined to sudden, involuntary starts, especially from nervousness, fear, excitement, etc. 2. causing to jump or start. –jumpiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • jumpily — jumpy ► ADJECTIVE (jumpier, jumpiest) informal 1) anxious and uneasy. 2) stopping and starting abruptly. DERIVATIVES jumpily adverb jumpiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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