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ˈnɜr vəsner·vous

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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

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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. Xiao Meili:

    I'm still nervous now, i've been crying a lot recently. I'm most afraid that the( online harassment) would affect my real life. But it has -- my business has been attacked, and I have to take a break to take care of Xiao Meili, to digest and deal with all of this.

  2. Fiona Cripps:

    We were very nervous to say the least, as they had informed us that there was a one-in-four chance that one of the siblings would be a match.

  3. Krysta Rodriguez:

    I was very nervous to do it but it feels nice to actually be able to talk to people about it openly.

  4. Carl Rogers:

    In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.

  5. Lisa Schlager:

    That's where people are starting to get a little nervous.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
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    • C. leaven
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