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ˈnɜr vəsner·vous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nervousadjective

    easily agitated

    "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

  2. 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"

  3. nervous, neuraladjective

    of or relating to the nervous system

    "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

  4. aflutter, nervousadjective

    excited in anticipation

  5. skittish, flighty, spooky, nervousadjective

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

GCIDE

  1. Nervousadjective

    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. nervousadjective

    Easily agitated or alarmed. Being on edge or edgy.

    Etymology: From nervosus

  2. nervousadjective

    Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.

    Etymology: From nervosus

  3. nervousadjective

    Relating to or affecting the nerves.

    Etymology: From nervosus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nervousadjective

    possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous

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

  2. Nervousadjective

    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. Nervousadjective

    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. Nervousadjective

    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. Nervousadjective

    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. Owen Wilson:

    We were kind of nervous about what the reaction was going to be, i think they (fashionistas) really had a sense of humor about themselves and seemed to kind of embrace it.

  2. Song Sook-soo:

    I felt really nervous and anxious living in this area, but after watching the performances I don't feel anxious at all. North Korea can't defeat us.

  3. Marc Bulger:

    We had TV cameras following us and media (while we were playing in the NFL) and unless it's the Olympics there's never really that attention around the curling circuits, so people get a little nervous around that but we are so used to it and kind of thrive on it. Even on pressure shots we thrive on it.

  4. Walt Whitman:

    I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.

  5. Albert Rivera:

    It's good for Spain that the parties that have not yet entered (parliament) are already making a mark on the country's political and economic agenda, we see a government that is nervous and thinking more about attacking others than explaining what it has done.

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