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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.
We almost panicked in our jumpiness, faced by Blackwater and what have you.
But in my defence, jumpiness is excusable when anyone is given a tap on the shoulder.
Its stabilization doesn't look great at lower speeds, either - though faster motion seems to hide the jumpiness.
Emotional symptoms: Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, anxiety, or depression, feeling overwhelmed, frustration, apathy, irritability, jumpiness, over-excitability, lack of a sense of humor, crying jags, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, feeling lonely, increased anger or hostility.
Trump's jumpiness whenever the Russia question comes up has only added to suspicions that he may have something to hide.
For all my jumpiness in the basement, I lingered at the storage-room doorway.
In a sign of their jumpiness, Cameron's team asked in advance what topics would be asked.
The psychologist talks to the caregiver about the child's behaviors and offers guidance about how to cope with the trauma symptoms that often come up: anxiety, jumpiness, sleep disorders, inability to concentrate.
When the drug is not administered, the addicted person goes through a series of withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, shaking, jumpiness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, insomnia, and irritability.