Definition of Jumpy

1. Adjective. Being in a tense state.




2. Adjective. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements. "A rough ride"
Exact synonyms: Bumpy, Jolting, Jolty, Rocky, Rough
Derivative terms: Bump, Jolt, Jump, Rock
Antonyms: Smooth

Definition of Jumpy

1. a. Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps; hence, extremely nervous.

Definition of Jumpy

1. Adjective. Nervous and excited. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jumpy

1. nervous [adj JUMPIER, JUMPIEST] : JUMPILY [adv] - See also: nervous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumpy

jumpseeds
jumpstart
jumpstarted
jumpstarter
jumpstarters
jumpstarting
jumpstarts
jumpstation
jumpstations
jumpstyle
jumpsuit
jumpsuited
jumpsuits
jumpup
jumpups
jumpy (current term)
jun
jun-yusho
juncaceous
juncate
juncates
juncite
junco
juncoes
juncos
juncous
junction
junction barrier
junction detector
junction detectors

Literary usage of Jumpy

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

1. John Ayscough's Letters to His Mother During 1914, 1915, and 1916 by John Ayscough (1919)
"(my mind's bones) it is so jumpy. But I must confess it keeps me interested. Friday Morning, November 5, 1915 ... I AM afraid that on Sunday you will have ..."

2. A Trip to Cashmere and Ladâk by Cowley Lambert (1877)
"... of the Himalayas—Marching in the Hills—A Rhododendron Forest —A jumpy Bridge—Poonch—The Economical Rajah—The Haji Fir ..."

3. Phonemic Awareness Through Language Play by Jill Norris (1998)
"... hop in the rhyme: For example: jump jumpy jump jump jumpy jump jump jumpy jump jumpy jump jumpy jump Thursday Have students choose actions for the bugs. ..."

4. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"small girl's jumping game. jumpy ... be hopping, jumpy, bouncy (as a ride in a car). juncture ..."

5. Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Shown in His Own Letters by Joseph Bucklin Bishop (1920)
"What a jumpy creature he is, anyhow! Besides sending to me he is evidently engaged in sending to all kinds of other people. I am against having a Congress ..."

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