jumpily

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Adverb[edit]

jumpily (comparative more jumpily, superlative most jumpily)

  1. nervously, or restlessly
    1999, Dec 20. Sabine Durrant interview with Jamie Theakston in The Guardian
    • But when I sympathise and say that dating a pop star can't have helped, he says jumpily: "I think it's important to remember that when I started going out with her, she wasn't famous.
  2. unevenly
    The bus drove jumpily along the unmade road.