twitchy


twitchy
adj
jumpy, nervous, anxious, agitated, apprehensive, uneasy, tense, panicky, fidgety, shaky, on edge
COLLOQ. edgy, nervy, het up, keyed up, wound up, jittery, uptight, with butterflies in your stomach, on pins and needles, shaking like a leaf/jelly, with your heart in your mouth, in a sweat, in a stew, in a tizzy

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  • twitchy — ► ADJECTIVE (twitchier, twitchiest) 1) informal nervous. 2) given to twitching …   English terms dictionary

  • twitchy — [twich′ē] adj. twitchier, twitchiest Informal nervous; jittery …   English World dictionary

  • twitchy — [[t]twɪ̱tʃi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are twitchy, you are behaving in a rather nervous way that shows you feel anxious and cannot relax. [INFORMAL] He was still twitchy and we awaited Ann s return anxiously... Afraid of bad publicity, the… …   English dictionary

  • twitchy — adjective 1 behaving in a nervous way because you are anxious about something: Why are you so twitchy today? 2 repeatedly making sudden small movements: a cat with a twitchy tail …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • twitchy — UK [ˈtwɪtʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms twitchy : adjective twitchy comparative twitchier superlative twitchiest informal nervous, or worried …   English dictionary

  • twitchy — twitchiness, n. /twich ee/, adj., twitchier, twitchiest. 1. twitching or tending to twitch. 2. nervous; jumpy: All that pressure at the office has made him twitchy. [1740 50; TWITCH + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • twitchy — twitch|y [ˈtwıtʃi] adj behaving in a nervous way because you are anxious about something ▪ I was very twitchy about the way things would turn out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • twitchy — adjective see twitch II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twitchy — adjective susceptible to twitching a lot …   Wiktionary

  • twitchy — Synonyms and related words: agitated, all shook up, all overish, convulsive, eclamptic, fidgeting, fidgety, fitful, fluttery, in a quiver, jerking, jerky, jiggety, jittery, jumpy, orgasmic, quivering, quivery, saltatory, shaking, shaky, shivering …   Moby Thesaurus

  • twitchy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension: edgy, fidgety, jittery, jumpy, nervous, restive, restless, skittish, tense. Slang: uptight. Idioms: a. bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge. See TIGHTEN …   English dictionary for students


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