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nervous

ner·vous

nervous

 
pronunciation:
nuhr vs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning the nerves.
the central nervous system
synonyms:
neural, neurological
definition 2: having a highly excitable or apprehensive nature.
a nervous person
synonyms:
agitated, anxious, emotional, high-strung, hyper, jittery, jumpy, manic
antonyms:
calm, relaxed, relaxed
similar words:
apprehensive, excitable, hypersensitive, irritable, neurotic, sensitive, skittish, tense, touchy, uneasy, unstable, volatile
definition 3: being apprehensive or fearful in a specific situation.
We were nervous about the election.
 
synonyms:
afraid, anxious, fearful, frightened, jumpy, scared
antonyms:
cool, nerveless, relaxed
similar words:
apprehensive, edgy, on edge, panicky, tremulous
definition 4: having a negative impact on the nerves.
nervous disease
synonyms:
neuralgic, neuritic, neurotropic
derivations: nervously (adj.), nervousness (n.)
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