Adjective "jumpier" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) anxious and uneasy.
  1. 'He was so jumpy at every sound he thought he'd overdose on adrenaline.'
  2. 'Usually I use it to calm my nerves if I'm jumpy for some reason.'
  3. 'We were so jumpy, we scooted off to wait outside instead.'
  4. 'I was jumpy, but in a good mood for the first time that week.'
  5. 'I couldn't sit still, I was jumpy and anxious especially about meeting Erica.'
  6. 'But I was extra jumpy because my mom was in town visiting me at the time.'
  7. 'We stayed in Bali for about six weeks after the bomb and I was very jumpy.'
  8. 'She was constantly jumpy whenever someone mentioned my mother, and we eventually stopped hanging around each other.'
  9. 'He was jumpy and apprehensive, and most likely wouldn't have been able to hit anything even surrounding the small oracle if pressed to.'
  10. '‘I can't believe you're so jumpy about where I'm coming from and what my angle is,’ I snap.'
  11. 'a jumpy pulse'
  12. 'Then the TV glows to life and fills with jumpy, amateur-hour footage of some kind of mass convulsion.'
  13. 'There must be more relaxing ways to reach the last eight, but via their third bumpy, jumpy display in a row, France finally got there last night.'
  14. 'Excellent, a whole meal of stomach butterflies, jumpy heartbeats, racing pulses, and having to watch my step.'


1. subject to sudden, involuntary starts, especially from nervousness, fear, excitement, etc.

2. characterized by sudden starts, jerks, or jumps: a jumpy narrative.

More examples(as adjective)

"residents can be jumpier."