[ US /ˈdʒɪtɝi/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈɪtəɹi/ ]
  1. characterized by jerky movements
    a jittery ride
  2. being in a tense state
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How To Use jittery In A Sentence

  • She'd married young, to a cordwainer's apprentice with a clubfoot and jittery laugh, named Ephraim Bennet.
  • Although the bank has made reassuring noises, investors remain jittery. Times, Sunday Times
  • Gord stood nearby in jittery indecision — encouraged by hunger, restrained by fear. 1977, part 2: The Lord of the Rinky-Dink
  • All ears are going to be on that Flying Lotus version, fluctuating between flashes of darkcore inspirations and jittery junglist flex-outs, sounding like he's added a healthy dose of Steve Gurley to his recent listening habits after the Burial inflections of recent works. Boomkat: Just arrived
  • The heavier guitar riff which underlies this jittery paced indie rock track makes it one of the band's strongest releases in a while. The Sun
  • So what I have here is kind of pointillist and jittery, little glimpses of characters doing things. there is a crack in everything. that's how the light gets in.
  • Big companies have become jittery at the very moment India needs foreign investment to help with its soaring current account deficit. Times, Sunday Times
  • Research has shown even casual smoking during pregnancy can make newborn babies jittery, more excitable and more difficult to console than babies born to non-smokers.
  • Not just in a figure of speech kind of way, but genuinely in love - jittery in its presence, pining during its absence, utterly fulfilled and completed during the time you spend with it?
  • Abby starts to get very nervous and jittery and says that Tituba is the one responsible for all of this.
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