Adjective "Nervous" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Nervous


    Definition:

    1. highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress.

    2. of or relating to the nerves: nervous tension.

    3. affecting the nerves: nervous diseases.

    4. suffering from, characterized by, or originating in disordered nerves.

    5. characterized by or attended with acute uneasiness or apprehension: a nervous moment for us all.

    6. having or containing nerves.

    7. sinewy or strong.

    8. Archaic. vigorous or spirited.

    Examples:

    "people can be nervous about things."

    "people can be nervous of things."

    "markets can be nervous about things."

    "people can be nervous of people."

    "people can be nervous about people."

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