Definitions for jitteryˈdʒɪt ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jit•ter•yˈdʒɪt ə ri(adj.)-ter•i•er, -ter•i•est.

  1. extremely tense and nervous; jumpy.

  2. having a jitter; marked by quick, jumping movements.

Origin of jittery:

1930–35, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jittery(adj)

    characterized by jerky movements

    "a jittery ride"

  2. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight(adj)

    being in a tense state


  1. jittery(Adjective)

    nervy, jumpy, on edge

Translations for jittery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very nervous and easily upset

She has become very jittery since her accident.

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