jittery jittery  /ˈdʒɪ tə ri/


  1. (adj) characterized by jerky movements
  2. (adj) being in a tense state


  1. The CEO of cell-phone-software maker Openwave had seen his firm's stock plunge more than a third in a single week, and he was about to address jittery investors.
  2. But as the economy soured and the subprime credit crunch began expanding into other credit areas over the past year, CDS investors became jittery.
  3. Bush's TV ads, which have begun airing in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, showcase McKinnon's fondness for retro black-and-white footage and jittery, MTV-style editing.


  1. Media Stocks Join Market Swoon After Fed Chief Says It Might Reduce Stimulus Effort

    This was the market ‘s worst day since 2011, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 -2.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average -2.3%. Traders became jittery after Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke said that the economy might be strong enough for the agency to pull back on its purchase of bonds, part of its strategy to stimulate spending. Media companies felt the chill wind, with the Dow Jones U.S ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

  2. U.S. Futures Jittery Ahead of Fed Decision, Bernanke Speech

    U.S. Futures Jittery Ahead of Fed Decision, Bernanke Speech
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. U.S. Stock Futures Higher, but Jittery Ahead of Fed

    U.S. Stock Futures Higher, but Jittery Ahead of Fed
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "I don't watch my own films very often. I become so jittery and ready to cry ...... and miserable. I think it's awful," Bergman said.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Ingmar Bergman Source: TIME

  2. "It's an amazing opportunity to be back at Wimbledon," said Kournikova, who reached the semifinals as a 16-year-old in 1997. "I had so much fun today. Kind of jittery a little bit. But I had an amazing time."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Anna Kournikova Source: The Associated Press

  3. "He was pretty cool," Mundine said. "Obviously he was a bit jittery because he would have probably been fearing the unknown but besides that he was pretty talkative. We had a couple of laughs but, at the same time, he was pretty serious as...
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Anthony Mundine Source: Stuff.co.nz

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