jumpily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jumpy +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

jumpily (comparative more jumpily, superlative most jumpily)

  1. nervously, or restlessly
    • 1999 December 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.