Adjective "nervousness" definition and examples

(Nervousness may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnəːvəsnəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The quality or state of being nervous.
  1. 'The nervousness and fear were still in his eyes, and he was beginning to shake and sweat.'
  2. 'I have to confess to a certain nervousness in using it, due to anxiety about what to do with all of the time that it saves.'
  3. 'All her nervousness and apprehension died away and she took another sip of her drink.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"strategists can be nervousness."

Origin

(nervous)