Definition of Jittery

1. Adjective. Characterized by jerky movements. "A jittery ride"

Partainyms: Jitter
Derivative terms: Jitter



2. Adjective. Being in a tense state.

Definition of Jittery

1. Adjective. nervy, jumpy, on edge ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jittery

1. extremely nervous [adj -TERIER, -TERIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jittery

jitterbug
jitterbugged
jitterbugger
jitterbuggers
jitterbugging
jitterbugs
jittered
jitterier
jitteriest
jitterily
jitteriness
jitterinesses
jittering
jitteringly
jitters
jittery (current term)
jitting
jitty
jiu
jiu-jitsu
jiujitsu
jiujitsus
jiujutsu
jiujutsus
jiva
jivanmukta
jivanmuktas
jivanmukti
jivanmuktis
jive

Literary usage of Jittery

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"jittery infants were more likely to be difficult to console when crying (P less than .01) and less visually alert (P less than .001) than were ..."

2. The vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1886)
"Two ladies of great distinction introduced—Superior jittery ever seems to confer superior breeding. TV/T R. BURCHELL had scarcely taken leave, ..."

3. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"And then came the first blackouts, descending on jittery audiences already in theatres and bringing the decision of potential theatre-goers that for a time, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"... and the lower extremities; and the posterior portions and the upper extremities. Syphilis—Phagedenic Ulcération—Aneurism of left internal Iliac jittery. ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Though the dogs have never seen the doe- killer, yet they will come forth, and hark 2n& J!y at him. Bacon i Natural /jittery. ..."

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