Examples of jumpy in a Sentence
trying to calm jumpy passengers
flight attendants had to calm jumpy passengers after the plane hit unexpected turbulence
Recent Examples of jumpy from the Web
Ordinarily the drug would make the mice very jumpy — literally.
The right-hander with the jumpy fastball that reaches 98 mph made it through six innings without allowing a hit.
Linda! Augusta Read Thomas’ Acrobats, for an instrumental quintet of winds, strings, and piano, was a sprint of sorts, long on coiled, jumpy tension.
His constant fear and need for control and outrage over tiny things left me jumpy and angry and incredibly needy.
With fewer boats on the water and people walking along the edge of the lake, Medicus said fish are less distracted and jumpy and are more likely to swim to the top of the water or near its edge.
The journalists didn’t know it, but at that moment, the army was seizing ZBC and encircling Mugabe’s compound; the dozen soldiers outside army headquarters would have been particularly jumpy.
That uncertainty has jumpy investors, among others, freshly attuned to the Trumpian tumult.
China, meanwhile, is jumpy about any Trump-Kim deal, for fear that Mr Trump, no longer constrained by his desire for China to enforce sanctions, might become pushier about trade.
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keyed up, on edge, on pins and needles, on tenterhooks;
JUMPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jumpy for English Language Learners
: very nervous : easily frightened
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