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jumpy

Synonyms of jumpy in English:

adjective

  • 1 informal he was tired and jumpy
    nervous, on edge, edgy, tense, anxious, ill at ease, unrelaxed, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, fretful, uneasy, restless, fidgety, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, on tenterhooks, on pins and needles, with one's stomach in knots, worried, apprehensive, strained;
    British  nervy
    informal with butterflies in one's stomach, a bundle of nerves, jittery, like a cat on a hot tin roof, twitchy, in a state, in a stew, uptight, wired, het up, all of a dither, all of a doodah, all of a lather, in a tizz/tizzy, stressed out, white-knuckled
    North American informal spooky, squirrelly, antsy
    Australian/New Zealand informal toey
    dated overstrung
    [Antonyms] calm, relaxed
  • 2 jumpy black-and-white footage
    lurching, bumpy, jarring;
    fitful, convulsive
    rare jouncing
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