In a tizzy



adjective phrase

Very much upset; distractingly disturbed; in a state: I have been in a tizzy since reading his accusations

[1935+; origin unknown]
see: in a dither

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    [in-uh-ten-shuh n] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn ʃən/ noun 1. lack of ; negligence. 2. an act of neglect. n. 1710, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + attention.

  • Inattentive

    [in-uh-ten-tiv] /ˌɪn əˈtɛn tɪv/ adjective 1. not ; negligent. /ˌɪnəˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. not paying attention; heedless; negligent adj. 1741, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + attentive. Related: Inattentively; inattentiveness.



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