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
When a South Korean airliner crossed over into North Korean airspace, a Northern air defense crew, already jumpy and anticipating the allied maneuvers in the Sea of Japan, mistook it for an American bomber.
The bacchanalia swiftly got underway with Don Julio–spiked cocktails served in translucent light-up pouches worn around the neck similar to a VIP pass—ideal for both dancing and taking a romp in the #WangFest jumpy castle.
Unless the john is a jumpy type, in which case the girls may be required to slug, bite or knife him and leave the remains on the street.
Now, as the risk increases that leaving a decision too late makes investors jumpy, the challenge is to find a way to begin dialing down quantitative easing while providing assurance that any moves will be gradual.
The pacing is quick and jumpy, reflecting the nervous state of the characters, and the details are unfailingly—and depressingly—recognizable.
Startle reactions refer to a person being jumpy and on high alert in everyday life, even when completely safe.
Britons in general, and Londoners in particular, have been jumpy after a string of extremist attacks this year, including deadly attacks using vehicles to hit pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
The incident, which was captured in jumpy cellphone video, occurred at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after a passenger asked that two dogs be removed from the aircraft, according to a witness.
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First Known Use of jumpy
Synonymsfiddle-footed, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hyper, hyperactive, hyperexcitable, hyperkinetic, jittery, excitable, 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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