Definition of jittery in English:

jittery

Syllabification: jit·ter·y
Pronunciation: /ˈjitərē
 
/

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
nervous, on edge, edgy, tense, anxious, agitated, ill at ease, uneasy, keyed up, overwrought, jumpy, on tenterhooks, worried, apprehensive
informal with butterflies in one's stomach, twitchy, uptight, het up, in a tizzy, spooky, squirrelly, antsy, trepidatious

Derivatives

jitteriness

noun
More 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.

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