Adjective "Nail-biting" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Nail-biting


    Definition:

    noun

    1. the act or practice of biting one's fingernails, especially as the result of anxiety or nervousness.

    2. Informal. nervousness: The announcement that the trade agreement had been signed ended a week of nail-biting on Wall Street. adjective

    3. Informal. causing nervousness: The nail-biting part of the canoe trip was through the stretches of white water.