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adj. jump·i·er, jump·i·est
1. Characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
2. On edge; nervous.

jump′i·ness n.
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Noun1.jumpiness - the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune


n (inf)Nervosität f; (of easily startled person)Schreckhaftigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
A woman who marries a sailor and makes up her mind to come to sea should have no blamed jumpiness about her, I say.
The resulting slide in US stocks added to the Footsie's jumpiness.
THE flag at half-mast atop the Grand Palais, the darkened silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, the Big Wheel at Place Concorde immobilised for days, the jumpiness at the slightest sound, the stories of friends lost or almost, the streets that feel as if the air has been sucked out of them: This is Paris, resilient but jittery.
Smart home security camera Canary will allow you to tweak the jumpiness of the sensors, which will prevent it from sending you alerts whenever the cat wakes up.
If that notion doesn't horrify you at least a little, I suspect you're atypical: in our impatient, accelerated age, the mere thought of it is sufficient to trigger an irritable jumpiness.
It was a sign of things to come really, illustrating a tentativeness and almost jumpiness in the Rovers defence that was to persist when they were on the back foot.
But El Di comes back without the jumpiness, without the fantastically hopeful, deluded ambition that I've noticed is the immediate aftereffect of this cocaine he can't stop doing.
And like a pigeon, he was in a constant state of jumpiness.
With Kylie in a constant state of jittery jumpiness, David confides in Eva that he's worried about her (you don't say).
Thomas explained, "There are a bunch of episodes coming up where anyone having fatigue of the wedding weekend will be happy - there's a lot of crazy, time machine structural jumpiness coming up that I think people will enjoy.
While her affectations were sometimes grating in their jumpiness and twitchiness, Walker's soliloquies were nothing short of hypnotic.
Yet, it is likely to be a while before the global economy fully exits this slump, and combined with the jumpiness of the market to any bad news, it creates opportunity for severe price action.