Definitions

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  • noun the state of being jumpy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters

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Examples

  • They had stuck too close to the house, and there was a "jumpiness" and fault-finding spirit seldom manifested by the four chums.

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  • Sufferers are prone to nightmares, flash backs, and levels of "jumpiness" and anxiety that can make it impossible to live a normal life.

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  • Applied to audio, a compressor smoothes out the "jumpiness" so the sound is more level.

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  • 'jumpiness' to propel themselves to sample and learn extra new pieces of information.

    A Guy In New York

  • "The fundamentals are pointing, many of them, in a good direction," he said, but noted that the market's jumpiness may overshadow economic optimism for the time being.

    U.S. Stocks Headed for Fall on Egypt Turmoil

  • Nevertheless, at 6-6, Tsonga was still prone enough to jumpiness to make him the wild outsider in any tie-break.

    Fed Express Fails to Deliver

  • The jumpiness has even spread to events only tangentially connected to New York, such as a false-alarm bomb scare in Portsmouth, N.H., on a Maine-to-New York bus.

    False alarm rattles cautious New York

  • These guys were apparently just a few stupid drunks but the police response is indicative of the jumpiness the police are feeling about their personal safety.

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  • These guys were apparently just a few stupid drunks but the police response is indicative of the jumpiness the police are feeling about their personal safety.

    Safety in Michoac�n, Part Two

  • These guys were apparently just a few stupid drunks but the police response is indicative of the jumpiness the police are feeling about their personal safety.

    Safety in Michoac�n, Part Two

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