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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
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n (inf)Nervosität f; (of easily startled person)Schreckhaftigkeit f
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A woman who marries a sailor and makes up her mind to come to sea should have no blamed jumpiness about her, I say.
It's highly likely now that Fed officials will make remarks in the next few weeks to clarify their intended policy signals and soothe market jumpiness. Each such episode only confirms the markets' belief that a "Powell Put" will continue to prop up elevated asset prices and growing debt and leverage (just as they believed in a "Bernanke Put" and a "Yellen Put").
The jumpiness of reactivity can disrupt activities and often sleep.
We almost panicked in our jumpiness, faced by Blackwater and what have you.
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.