jumpiness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Some people will easily shake the jumpiness, but others may not--and therein could lie a quiet national crisis.
  • This year, with so many other things to fret about terrorism, the threat of war, a potential double-dip recession and a widespread jumpiness that causes every noise louder .
  • This was ludicrous proof of a new jumpiness in the nation's grain exchanges and their acute sensitivity to everything Washington did or said.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Investors were willing to take on more risk because they didn't see the usual jumpiness in prices,Cohen said.
  • David Eckstein in ESPN
    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,...
  • Bob Geren in MLB.com
    I couldn't see any physical jumpiness, but I'm sure his mind was racing,Geren said. "A little excited."

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