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synonyms for jumpy

  • apprehensive
  • creepy
  • excitable
  • fidgety
  • frisky
  • high-strung
  • jittery
  • restless
  • shaky
  • skittish
  • spooked
  • agitated
  • antsy
  • anxious
  • excited
  • on edge
  • on pins and needles
  • sensitive
  • tense
  • timorous
  • unrestful
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antonyms for jumpy

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  • calm
  • easygoing
  • laid-back
  • quiet
  • unworried
  • collected
  • composed
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How to use jumpy in a sentence

Allen has eschewed some of his jumpier tendencies from the early parts of his career, when savvy post men could fake him up into the air too easily.
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Altuve had been jumpy at the plate, and so it’s a great sign that he stayed back on Smyly’s curve.
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A K-factor that is too high causes jumpy ratings that overreact to recent games.
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This is the perfect cultural moment to dangle the Kennedy-era optimism of a space hotel before a country full of jumpy shut-ins.
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She had seemed pale and jumpy and morose, and had scarcely spoken a word during the whole of our walk.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Both Mrs. Crane and Julie tried to soothe him, but he was jumpy and his mouth twitched spasmodically.
THE COME BACKCAROLYN WELLS
Just at first they are very jumpy, and then there comes a time when they learn to enjoy life while they have it.
THE DEALINGS OF CAPTAIN SHARKEYA. CONAN DOYLE
Then frequently she heels over to a very jumpy angle, as if a squall had struck her.
THE MATABELE CAMPAIGNR. S. S. BADEN-POWELL
I married Mrs. B. then, an' she gets a bit jumpy now and again.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS
Little Billy was all right again but he was now a timid youngster and inclined to be jumpy at sight of a smartly trotting horse.
GREEN VALLEYKATHARINE REYNOLDS
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