Definition of jittery in English:

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jittery

Pronunciation: /ˈjidərē/

adjective

informal
Nervous or unable to relax: caffeine makes me jittery
More example sentences
  • Central Office at the moment is a nervous, jittery, uneasy place.
  • Stories of other children succumbing would turn me into a jittery nervous wreck.
  • They were jittery now and reacted nervously to any movement around their dugouts.
Synonyms
informal with butterflies in one's stomach, twitchy, uptight, het up, in a tizzy, spooky, squirrelly, antsy, trepidatious

Derivatives

jitteriness

Pronunciation: /ˈjid(ə)rēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Horrocks seems placid but you get the feeling there's a fidgety jitteriness convulsing somewhere near the surface.
  • And also, let me say something in defense of jitteriness.
  • The only likely side-effect might be a mild jitteriness.

Words that rhyme with jittery

glittery, skittery, twittery
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