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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.

Altuve had been jumpy at the plate, and so it’s a great sign that he stayed back on Smyly’s curve.

A K-factor that is too high causes jumpy ratings that overreact to recent games.

This is the perfect cultural moment to dangle the Kennedy-era optimism of a space hotel before a country full of jumpy shut-ins.

Both reek of false modesty, but Deen does appear jumpy and genuinely anxious at times.

None looked jumpy to me; in fact the pedicab cyclists beside our carriage looked more winded and annoyed.

Throw in a dash of military menace and you have a device seemingly designed to make people jumpy.

She says her friends and peers are angrier and more jumpy than the people she has met in Egypt.

It was superficial and jumpy and herky-jerky, bopping all over the place.

She had seemed pale and jumpy and morose, and had scarcely spoken a word during the whole of our walk.

Both Mrs. Crane and Julie tried to soothe him, but he was jumpy and his mouth twitched spasmodically.

Just at first they are very jumpy, and then there comes a time when they learn to enjoy life while they have it.

Then frequently she heels over to a very jumpy angle, as if a squall had struck her.

I married Mrs. B. then, an' she gets a bit jumpy now and again.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jumpy, such as: apprehensive, creepy, excitable, fidgety, frisky, and high-strung.

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