Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by jerky or spasmodic motion.
  • adjective Nervous; jittery.

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  • adjective susceptible to twitching a lot.

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Examples

  • The new design puts you in the cockpit sooner and the ground combat is more "twitchy"- meshing with the space system.

    Order 66

  • But "better" is a subjective term, and the so-called twitchy fingered kids who play Call of Duty make up a HUGE chunk of the player base, and therefore are responsible for contributing to the massive amount of units sold.

    Forbes.com: News

  • My voice isn't all that bad, but I was kind of twitchy and stuttery, especially in a situation when I was on the air live, working without a script.

    "Put THAT on the news!"

  • My voice isn't all that bad, but I was kind of twitchy and stuttery, especially in a situation when I was on the air live, working without a script.

    Archive 2009-04-05

  • I could see where a health-care business might be kind of twitchy about that sort of thing.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • Well, "twitchy" might be a little strong, but check.

    Where do I sign up?

  • Well, "twitchy" might be a little strong, but check.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • China watchers say Beijing is already "twitchy" because all three presidential candidates in Taiwan's March election advocate de facto independence.

    A Red-Flag Issue For Beijing

  • Due to these frustrations, I can get kind of twitchy about the whole subject.

    What if No One's Watching?: October 2007 Archives

  • I am still trying to get my mind around a squirrel phobia - That would be a person to date, unlike spiders who must be squashed and mice that must be trapped or worse SNAPPED ug, I have that job as Linda has mouse phobia, sqirrels are kind of twitchy by nature and easily scared.

    My day with 'Demon Child' and Psycho the squirrel

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