Nervous meaning

nûr'vəs
Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension.

Nervous moments before takeoff.

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Strong; sinewy.
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Vigorous in style or feeling; spirited.
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The definition of nervous is fearful, timid, frightened or anxious.

An example of nervous is a teenager who is about to live away from home at college for the first time.

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Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
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Vigorous in expression; animated.
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Of the nerves.
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Made up of or containing nerves.
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Characterized by or having a disordered state of the nerves.
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Characterized by or showing emotional tension, restlessness, agitation, etc.
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Fearful; apprehensive.
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Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
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Easily agitated or alarmed; on edge or edgy.
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Relating to or affecting the nerves.

The central nervous system.

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Strong; sinewy.
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Origin of nervous

  • Middle English sinewy, containing nerves from Latin nervōsus sinewy from nervus sinew nerve
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin nervōsus
    From Wiktionary