Examples of jumpy in a Sentence
trying to calm jumpy passengers
flight attendants had to calm jumpy passengers after the plane hit unexpected turbulence
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My eyes watched the busy ground, flexing with ant highways and beetles, jumpy locusts and white butterflies.
Along with O'Connor, the two native westerners carved out a jumpy place in the center.
Siobhan’s got a real weaselly goober of a fiancé, Tom, played with jumpy energy by a terrific Matthew Macfadyen.
But the very good pup (who was just a little hyper and jumpy) had enough.
For its part, the European Commission has soothed the concerns of jumpy governments by promising not to implement its countermeasures too hastily.
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.
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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
JUMPY Defined for Kids
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