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/ ˈdʒɪt ə ri /
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adjective, jit·ter·i·er, jit·ter·i·est.
extremely tense and nervous; jumpy: He's very jittery about the medical checkup.
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OTHER WORDS FROM jitteryjit·ter·i·ness, noun
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How to use jittery in a sentence
But, since Blythe is the walking contradiction of her name — a jittery, insecure woman who second guesses herself constantly — questions arise about her reliability as a narrator.Why is ‘The Push’ so popular? Perhaps because it plays into a mother’s worst fears.|Maureen Corrigan|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for jittery
/ (ˈdʒɪtərɪ) /
informal nervous and anxious
Derived forms of jitteryjitteriness, noun
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