Definition of jumpy in English:

jumpy

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌmpi
 
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adjective (jumpier, jumpiest)

informal

Derivatives

jumpily

adverb
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  • US troops have proved unwilling to halt the anarchy, concentrating instead on securing their positions and jumpily watching out for potential attackers, notably suicide bombers.
  • ‘You just fell on the floor and started screaming,’ Josh said jumpily.
  • The man jumpily ran up, and shook my hand violently.

jumpiness

noun
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  • Nevertheless, the fluidity of the text is generally not powerful enough to overcome the greater sense of disjointedness and jumpiness.
  • There has been a lot of this jumpiness about headlines and movies lately.
  • Difficulty sleeping, eating, or concentrating, irritability, and jumpiness - especially when a plane flies overhead or when around tall buildings - are all possible symptoms.

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