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jittery

adjective uk   /ˈdʒɪt.ər.i/ us    /ˈdʒɪt̬.ɚ-/ informal
nervous: He felt all jittery before the interview. shaking and slightly uncontrolled: I get really jittery if I drink too much coffee.
Translations of “jittery”
in Spanish nervioso…
in French froussard…
in German nervös…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊張不安的, 心煩意亂的, 顫抖的,搖搖晃晃的…
in Russian нервный…
in Turkish sinirli, gergin, asabî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧张不安的, 颤抖的,摇摇晃晃的…
in Polish podenerwowany…
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