jumpiness jumpiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some people will easily shake the jumpiness, but others may not--and therein could lie a quiet national crisis.
  2. This was ludicrous proof of a new jumpiness in the nation's grain exchanges and their acute sensitivity to everything Washington did or said.
  3. Though Best Defense provides both stars a few funny moments and offers some promising satirical ideas, its binary construction imposes a fatal jumpiness on it.

News

  • Lusetich: Bubba may be different, but his success is no fluke

    Bubba Watson, with all his jumpiness, his odd mannerisms, his, well, idiosyncratic approach to playing golf, has won two green jackets in three years. Here's the kind of company he's keeping, the other men to have won twice at this cathedral within a three-year span: Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
    on April 14, 2014     Source: Fox Sports

Quotes

  1. "Investors were willing to take on more risk because they didn't see the usual jumpiness in prices," Cohen said.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Abby Joseph Cohen Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. "The one thing I didn't want to do was get into any type of jumpiness," Eckstein said. "Any type of anything in my body besides just focus on the baseball. And it's pretty calming to step into at the plate in that situation. I have no idea,...
    on Oct 18, 2005 By: David Eckstein Source: ESPN

  3. "I couldn't see any physical jumpiness, but I'm sure his mind was racing," Geren said. "A little excited."
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Bob Geren Source: MLB.com

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