Definitions for nervous
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nervous.
"a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"
anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietadjective
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
"spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"
of or relating to the nervous system
"nervous disease"; "neural disorder"
excited in anticipation
skittish, flighty, spooky, nervousadjective
unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
Apprehensive; as, a child nervous about his mother's reaction to his bad report card.
Easily agitated or alarmed. Being on edge or edgy.
Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.
Relating to or affecting the nerves.
Etymology: From nervosus
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Well strung; strong; vigorous.
Etymology: nervosus, Latin.
What nervous arms he boasts, how firm his tread,
His limbs how turn’d. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. viii.
Poor, weak, nervous creatures. Cheney.
possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous
possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer
of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever
having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed
sensitive; excitable; timid
Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]
"Nervous" is a rockabilly/doo-wop song first recorded by Gene Summers and His Rebels in 1958 and later covered by Robert Gordon and Link Wray, among others. It was composed by Mary Tarver in 1957, published by Ted Music, BMI and issued on Jan/Jane Records. The "Nervous" recording session took place at Liberty Records Studios in Hollywood, California in June 1958 and featured Rene Hall and James McClung on guitar, Plas Johnson on saxophone, Earl Palmer on drums, and George "Red" Callendar on bass. The background vocal group was the Five Masks. The flipside of "Nervous" was "Gotta Lotta That".
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Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3223
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3487
Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Adjectives Frequency: #430
The numerical value of nervous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nervous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
That just wipes you out, less intense work builds your endurance, gives you adaptations that help improve your heart, nervous system, and circulatory system function, and allows you to recover from intense workouts. It’s much more sustainable than intense work.
… My relationship with my dad, it took a little while for me and him to get really close and just [feel] like I can joke around with him and talk about anything, i grew up with my mom, and I was always nervous, and I didn’t want him to think bad of me and be like, ‘What the heck is this guy doing? He’s just partying all the time,’.
I will mention it tomorrow morning ... but to be honest they are really nervous about it, so I don't think we can be too pushy.
I still get very nervous [about the awards]. You’re not alive [if you don’t]. I’m very alive.
Caffeine has effects on the brain and nervous system and can elevate cortisol levels and exacerbate the effects of stress on the body.
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Translations for nervous
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- عصبي, متوترArabic
- nerviósCatalan, Valencian
- nervový, nervózníCzech
- nervesvag, nerve-, nervøsDanish
- νευρικός, αγχωμένοςGreek
- nearbhachScottish Gaelic
- बे चै नHindi
- 흥분된, 강한Korean
- pūohorere, āmaimaiMāori
- emoționat, agitat, nerăbdător, nervosRomanian
- нервный, нервноеRussian
- endişeli, gerginTurkish
- lo lắngVietnamese
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