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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.
IMAGINING A FIVE-STAR HOTEL AMONG THE STARSLIZ LANGLEYAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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
One of the most disconcerting effects upon the screen is a jumpy panoramic movement either horizontally or up and down.
PRACTICAL CINEMATOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATIONSFREDERICK ARTHUR AMBROSE TALBOT
He was a little difficult to ride, rather jumpy at times, otherwise his pace was a shuffling trot.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MAMMALIA OF INDIA AND CEYLONROBERT A. STERNDALE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JUMPY

  • a bundle of nerves
  • all wound up
  • anxious
  • critical
  • excitable
  • excited
  • fidgety
  • high-strung
  • ill at ease
  • impatient
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • keyed up
  • nervous
  • on edge
  • overstrung
  • restive
  • restless
  • skittish
  • tense
  • touchy
  • uneasy
  • uptight
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