nervosity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The quality or state of being nervous.
Origin: Latin nervōsitās, sinewy strength, from nervōsus, sinewy; see nervous.
Variant of nervous
- Obsolete strong; sinewy
- vigorous in expression; animated
- of the nerves
- made up of or containing nerves
- characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves
- characterized by or showing emotional tension, restlessness, agitation, etc.
- fearful; apprehensive
Origin: Middle English neruous ; from Classical Latin nervosus