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 department had suddenly become very twitchy about journalists.


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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

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