Definition of jumpy:
rough, high-strung, boisterous, apprehensive, a bundle of nerves, excitable, crude, fidgety, jolting, excited, jolty, stony, approximate, nervy, bumpy, raspy, rocky, fierce, highly strung, brash, unsmooth, bouldered, cheeky, approximative, harsh, scratchy, bouldery, jittery, overstrung, on edge, edgy, afraid, rasping, gravelly, restive, uncut, grating, uptight, all wound up, in suspense, tense, tighten, pugnacious.
agitated (part of speech: adjective)
- "On With Torchy", Sewell Ford.
No matter, indeed, how much we might play and whisper about gifts and tinsels and jolly- colored candles, Christmas never, I think, seemed really probable to any of us until that one jumpy moment, just at the end of the Thanksgiving dinner, when, heralded by a slam in the wood- shed, a hoppytyskip in the hall, the dining- room door flung widely open on Carol's eyes twinkling like a whole skyful of stars through the shaggy, dark branches of a young spruce- tree.- "Fairy Prince and Other Stories", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
- "The Romantic", May Sinclair.