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LampPro Tip 1/3
Emotional StatePlay
Use 'jumpy' to describe someone's temporary feeling, not their overall personality. SlideI feel jumpy whenever I hear loud noises.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Subtle WarningPlay
'Jumpy' can imply someone suspects danger or is on high alert for it. SlideThe guards were jumpy after the security breach.
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Not for JoyPlay
Although referring to agitation, 'jumpy' is not used for excitement or happiness. SlideShe was jumpy waiting for the results, but not because she was happy.