jittery


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jit·ter·y

 (jĭt′ə-rē)
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.

jittery

(ˈdʒɪtərɪ)
adj
informal nervous and anxious
ˈjitteriness n

jit•ter•y

(ˈdʒɪt ə ri)

adj. -ter•i•er, -ter•i•est.
1. extremely tense and nervous; jumpy.
2. having a jitter; marked by quick, jumping movements.
[1930–35, Amer.]
jit′ter•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jittery - characterized by jerky movements; "a jittery ride"
2.jittery - being in a tense statejittery - being in a tense state    
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

jittery

adjective nervous, anxious, jumpy, twitchy (informal), wired (slang), trembling, shaky, neurotic, agitated, quivering, hyper (informal), fidgety, antsy (informal) Investors have become jittery about the country's economy.
together (slang), relaxed, calm, composed, laid-back (informal), unfazed (informal), unflustered

jittery

adjective
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension:
Slang: uptight.
Idioms: a bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge.
Translations
عصَبي المِزاج
ustrašený
nervøs
taugaóstyrkur
nervingas
nervozs
çok sinirli

jittery

[ˈdʒɪtərɪ] ADJmuy inquieto, nervioso
to get jitteryinquietarse, ponerse nervioso

jittery

[ˈdʒɪtəri] adj [person] → nerveux/euse
to be jittery → avoir la frousse

jittery

adj (inf)nervös, rappelig (inf)

jittery

[ˈdʒɪtərɪ] adj (fam) → nervoso/a, agitato/a

jittery

(ˈdʒitəri) adjective
very nervous and easily upset. She has become very jittery since her accident.
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