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Adjective: jittery (jitterier,jitteriest)  ji-tu-ree
  1. Characterized by jerky movements
    "a jittery ride"
     
  2. Being in a tense state
    "jittery parents are sensitive themselves";
    - edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight, squirrelly [N. Amer]

Derived forms: jitterier, jitteriest

See also: tense

Encyclopedia: Jittery