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adj. jit·ter·i·er, jit·ter·i·est
1. Having or feeling nervous unease: a jittery vigil in the dark.
2. Marked by jittering movements: a jittery ride over rough terrain.

jit′ter·i·ness n.
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Noun1.jitteriness - 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
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