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twitch·y

 (twĭch′ē)
adj. twitch·i·er, twitch·i·est
1. Characterized by jerky or spasmodic motion: a cat's twitchy whiskers.
2. Nervous; jittery.

twitch′i·ly adv.
twitch′i·ness n.
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twitchy

(ˈtwɪtʃɪ)
adj
nervous, worried, and ill-at-ease: he was twitchy with anticipation.
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twitch•y

(ˈtwɪtʃ i)

adj. twitch•i•er, twitch•i•est.
1. twitching or tending to twitch.
2. nervous; jumpy.
[1740–50]
twitch′i•ness, n.
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twitchy

adjective
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension:
Slang: uptight.
Idioms: a bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge.
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Translations

twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃɪ] ADJ (= nervous) → nervioso, inquieto
to get twitchyponerse nervioso, inquietarse
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twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃi] adj (= jumpy) → agité(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

twitchy

adj (inf)
(physically) personunruhig; legszuckend
(= nervous, uneasy) personnervös; marketunruhig; to be twitchy about somethingüber etw (acc)beunruhigt sein
carwack(e)lig (inf)
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twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → nervosetto/a
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References in periodicals archive ?
Consequently, their conversation becomes twitchier and they discuss the value of trust in relationships.
After 40 minutes without a breakthrough yesterday, despite generous cloud cover and a shiny new ball, England were twitchier than a nervous tic until Bangladesh were skewered by the Finn end of the wedge.
Deliberately designed to be 'twitchier' around the bends to provide more control to the experienced driver, the straight-line speed is simply exhilarating.
When the fans are twitchy, the players make mistakes, when the players make mistakes, the fans get twitchier. Once the errors become costly, nerves turn to boos, the confidence drains from those on the field and the task becomes that much harder.
They have become increasingly manic, staring and even twitchier.
"The Ginetta is a lot twitchier and a bit more responsive on the throttle, and because it's rear wheel-drive it's a totally different animal handling-wise," he explained.
In one sense, they're more flyable, because needle behavior--especially glideslope--is more uniform throughout the approach; it doesn't get twitchier as you fly closer to the runway.