Examples of jittery in a Sentence
I always get jittery when I have to give a speech.
The latest economic news has made some investors jittery.
Recent Examples of jittery from the Web
In all of my comic book reading, few series -- if any -- have given me the same jittery anticipation as those off key piano notes.
From fourth-quarter leads that nearly get lost to actually losing a road game to the woeful Chicago Bears, these Panthers are 9-4 but remain a study in anxiety for their jittery fans.
Around the same time, Friedrich Bessel proposed that jittery movements of two stars, Sirius and Procyon, occurred because each had a companion invisible to the telescopes of the time.
With the company facing a deadline last week on a separate bond payment, the markets were particularly jittery amid conflicting signals from the government about its preparedness to pay.
Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman, has been fending off donors and DNC members who are jittery over the party's weak fundraising and lack of wins in the Trump era.
Both felt jittery happiness during the ceremony; joyful, but a bit nervous in the spotlight.
Jey Levang’s illustration has so much to do with that tension; Levang just creates this lurid, jittery world with inks and colors that seems claustrophobic, hectic and nightmarish.
Pets are bound to be jittery, what with all the excitement inside of the house that comes with the handing out of treats and the constant ringing of the door bell.
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First Known Use of jittery
Synonymsfiddle-footed, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hyper, hyperactive, hyperexcitable, hyperkinetic, excitable, jumpy, nervous, skittery, skittish, spasmodic, spooky
Antonymsimperturbable, nerveless, unexcitable, unflappable, unshakable
Related Wordshot-blooded, mercurial, temperamental, unstable, volatile, volcanic; anxious, edgy, flibbertigibbety, nervy, tense, uptight; emotional, emotionalistic, hypersensitive, intense, sensitive, soulful; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic; irascible, irritable, perturbable, prickly, testy, touchy
Near Antonymscalm, collected, cool, serene, tranquil; easy, easygoing, laid-back, relaxed
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