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1. jumpy

adjective. ['ˈdʒʌmpi'] being in a tense state.

Synonyms

  • uptight
  • tense
  • overstrung
  • restive
  • highly strung
  • high-strung
  • jittery
  • nervy

Antonyms

  • loose
  • lax
  • patient
  • backward

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • jump (English)
  • jumpen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Jumpy

  • grumpy
  • frumpy
  • clumpy
  • lumpy
  • dumpy
  • bumpy

How do you pronounce jumpy?

Pronounce jumpy as ˈʤəmpi.

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Sentences with jumpy


1. Adjective
He'll be jumpy when you try to pet him, too.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Most cell phones have a low hum while in use but make jumpy, inconsistent noises when hung up.

Quotes about jumpy


1. Eve: What is it about asking you Catholic questions that gets you all jumpy?Roarke: You'd be jumpy, too, if I asked you things that make you feel the hot breath of hell at your back.Eve: You're not going to hell.Roarke: Oh, and have you got some inside intel on that?Eve: You married a cop...you married me. I'm your goddamn salvation.
- J.D. Robb, Salvation in Death

2. A book is a product of a pact with the Devil that inverts the Faustian contract, he'd told Allie. Dr Faustus sacrificed eternity in return for two dozen years of power; the writer agrees to the ruination of his life, and gains (but only if he's lucky) maybe not eternity, but posterity, at least. Either way (this was Jumpy's point) it's the Devil who wins.
- Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

2. jumpy

adjective. ['ˈdʒʌmpi'] causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements.

Synonyms

  • rocky
  • rough
  • jolting
  • bumpy

Antonyms

  • easy
  • unagitated
  • relax
  • unstrain

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • jump (English)
  • jumpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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