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Uptight synonyms
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Anxious; troubled:
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  1. Anxious; troubled:
  2. Involved or interested
  3. Interested and involved:
Able or quick to apprehend or understand
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  1. Able or quick to apprehend or understand
  2. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
  3. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy:
Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
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  1. Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
  2. Depending on or conforming to formal or accepted standards or rules rather than nature; not natural, original, or spontaneous
  3. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
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  1. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
  2. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
  3. Carefully maintained or observed:
Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
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  1. Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
  2. Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
  3. Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
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  1. Daring, provocative, or trend-setting:
  2. (Informal) Innovative, daring, unconventional, etc.
  3. Nervous or irritable:
Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.
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  1. Having, or pertaining to, a tendency to fidget.
  2. Creating unnecessary fuss.
  3. Nervous; uneasy
Nervy, jumpy, on edge
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  1. Nervy, jumpy, on edge
  2. Marked by jittering movements:
  3. Having or feeling nervous unease:
Moving in jumps, jerks, or abrupt variations
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  1. Moving in jumps, jerks, or abrupt variations
  2. Characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
  3. Nervous or apprehensive
Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
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  1. Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
  2. Of the nerves
  3. Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension:
Refusing to move. Used of a horse or other animal.
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  1. Refusing to move. Used of a horse or other animal.
  2. Impatient under delay, duress, or control.
  3. Nervous or impatient under pressure or restraint; restless; unsettled
Seeking change; discontented
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  1. Seeking change; discontented
  2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose; eager for change; discontented.
  3. Without rest; unable to be still or quiet; uneasy; continually moving.
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  1. Easily scared or startled; timid.
  2. Moving quickly and lightly; lively.
  3. Restlessly active or nervous; restive.
(Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
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  1. (Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
  2. In a state of nervous tension or mental strain:
  3. Causing or characterized by nervous tension or mental strain:
(Figuratively) irritable, cranky
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  1. (Figuratively) irritable, cranky
  2. Characterized by jerky or spasmodic motion:
  3. Nervous; jittery.
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