Definition of Jumpiness

1. Noun. The anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters.

Exact synonyms: Jitteriness, Nervousness, Restiveness
Generic synonyms: Anxiety
Derivative terms: Jittery, Jumpy, Nervous, Nervous, Restive

Definition of Jumpiness

1. Noun. the state of being jumpy ¹

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Definition of Jumpiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumpiness

jumped the queue
jumped the shark
jumper cable
jumper cables
jumper disease of Maine
jumper lead
jumpiness (current term)
jumping-off place
jumping-off point
jumping Jehoshaphat
jumping Jesus
jumping bean
jumping beans
jumping bristletail
jumping disease
jumping down someone's throat
jumping gene
jumping jack

Literary usage of Jumpiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Personnel Administration: Its Principles and Practice by Ordway Tead, Henry Clayton Metcalf (1920)
"It distracts attention, creates an irritating feeling of "jumpiness" and generally reduces the equanimity and efficiency of the affected person. ..."

2. Criminal Justice & Community Response to Rape by Joel Epstein (1995)
"... jumpiness, and physiological reactions such as sweating or a fast heartbeat when exposed to events that symbolize or resemble the trauma). ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... some genes are lost (eg, those that produce extreme jumpiness, shock reactions to testing procedures, or reduce fertility in a cage environment). ..."

4. Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler by William Osler (1921)
"sg *> There is a state the very opposite of that of which jumpiness. we have been speaking, seen in man and nations, and best described by the word nerves, ..."

5. The Secrets of the Vatican by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, Francis Bourne (1907)
"... of which the colours are lovely ; or the jumpiness and gaudiness of the figure in the Resurrection, which has such a beautiful city background. ..."

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