ADJ-GRADEDIf 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 department had suddenly become very twitchy about journalists.Syn:
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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 — 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