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nervous

ner·vous

nervous

 
 
pronunciation:
nuhr vs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with the nerves.
We studied the central nervous system in science class.
definition 2: having a very anxious or fearful nature.
Kathy fidgets and bites her nails because she's a nervous person.
synonyms:
agitated, anxious, emotional, high-strung
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
apprehensive, irritable, neurotic, sensitive, skittish, tense, touchy, uneasy, unstable
definition 3: being fearful or anxious in a specific situation.
That big dog is making me nervous.
 
synonyms:
afraid, fearful, scared
antonyms:
cool
similar words:
apprehensive, edgy, on edge, panicky
derivations: nervously (adj.), nervousness (n.)
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