What does nervous mean?

Definitions for nervous
ˈnɜr vəsner·vous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nervous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nervous(adj)

    easily agitated

    "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet(adj)

    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"

  3. nervous, neural(adj)

    of or relating to the nervous system

    "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

  4. aflutter, nervous(adj)

    excited in anticipation

  5. skittish, flighty, spooky, nervous(adj)

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

GCIDE

  1. Nervous(a.)

    Apprehensive; as, a child nervous about his mother's reaction to his bad report card.

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

Wiktionary

  1. nervous(Adjective)

    Easily agitated or alarmed. Being on edge or edgy.

    Etymology: From nervosus

  2. nervous(Adjective)

    Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.

    Etymology: From nervosus

  3. nervous(Adjective)

    Relating to or affecting the nerves.

    Etymology: From nervosus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nervous(adj)

    possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

  2. Nervous(adj)

    possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

  3. Nervous(adj)

    of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

  4. Nervous(adj)

    having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

  5. Nervous(adj)

    sensitive; excitable; timid

    Etymology: [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F. nerveux. See Nerve.]

Freebase

  1. Nervous

    "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".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3223

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3487

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nervous' in Adjectives Frequency: #430

How to pronounce nervous?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say nervous in sign language?

  1. nervous

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nervous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nervous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of nervous in a Sentence

  1. Arndt Ellinghorst:

    BMW's share price reactions shows how nervous the investment community is with respect to diesel engines, compliance and future regulation, thank you VW.

  2. Paul Nolte:

    Investors are still very nervous on the global markets, i think it's buying of what has done poorly and selling of what has done well in the last two-three days - a little bit of bargain hunting, a little bit of taking advantage.

  3. Carl Edwards:

    A little nervous, to say the least, we had not really talked about it much publicly. There were a lot of meetings and a lot of anxiety over the fact that we could possibly miss the Daytona 500. I think we've had four or five meetings trying to come up with a strategy for qualifying.

  4. Marta Romero:

    He was nervous. He knew that to have problems with the authorities was serious. ... We couldn't have a criminal record, that is what he had in mind. What is going to happen to me now? Now I am not going to be OK. They are going to deport me.

  5. John Sandblom:

    You have to understand that when you have dementia you lose a lot of your natural perceptions of what others are doing, so, a lot of us get a little nervous or suspicious. I think that's a natural human reaction to knowing that you're not picking up on things very well.

Images & Illustrations of nervous

  1. nervousnervousnervousnervousnervous

Popularity rank by frequency of use

nervous#1#7366#10000

Translations for nervous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for nervous »

Translation

Find a translation for the nervous definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these nervous definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"nervous." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nervous>.

Are we missing a good definition for nervous? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nervous:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.