Definitions of nervous

  1. excited in anticipation
  2. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; " spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; " cast anxious glances behind her"; " those nervous moments before takeoff"; " an unquiet mind"
  3. unpredictably excitable ( especially of horses)
  4. easily agitated; " quick nervous movements"
  5. Nervousness.
  6. possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.
  7. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer.
  8. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever.
  9. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.
  10. Sensitive; excitable; timid.
  11. Pertaining to, or made of, nerves; having weak nerves; easily excited; timid; vigorous; as, a nervous literary style; restless or uneasy.
  12. Nervously.
  13. Pertaining to the nerves.
  14. Having nerve: sinewy: strong: vigorous: pertaining to the nerves: having the nerves easily excited or weak.
  15. Strong; vigorous; having weak or irritable nerves.
  16. Pertaining to or affected by the nerves.
  17. Unduly excitable; easily agitated.
  18. Full of nerve or vigor.
  19. Pertaining to the nerves; having nerves; strong; vigorous; pertaining to or affecting the nerves; with nerves easily agitated.
  20. Relating to the nerves; having the nerves affected; easily agitated; marked by strength in sentiment or style, as a writer; in bot., full of nerves; having the nerves prominently developed.
  21. Or designating nerves; tissue composed of nerve fibres.

Quotes of nervous

  1. I was very nervous at the beginning of Hotel du Nord. – Marcel Carne
  2. It was quite natural- the first day I got to the set I was really nervous but I loved the whole experience. – Charlotte Church
  3. Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally. – Roger Daltrey
  4. Pressure is calming to the nervous system. – Temple Grandin
  5. I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy. – Bruce Jenner
  6. Relationships in general make people a bit nervous It's about trust. Do I trust you enough to go there? – Neil LaBute
  7. If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit. – Rich Little
  8. I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous – Jamie Oliver
  9. I can't say I don't get nervous but I really kind of enjoy performing now. – Liz Phair
  10. Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual. – Thomas de Quincey
  11. Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust. – Marquis de Sade
  12. I'm excited, happy, nervous anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here. – Vinny Testaverde
  13. Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that's what you do when you build a house. – Cynthia Weil
  14. I was nervous batting eighth, and I was nervous batting seventh. – Dontrelle Willis
  15. As we move toward a new Middle East, over the years and, I think, over the decades to come, we will make a lot of people very nervous – James Woolsey

Usage examples for nervous

  1. I s'pose being all alone makes me nervous – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. I kept getting more nervous from year to year, and finally I have had to give up my position. – Stammering, Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
  3. Carlia, it seems, has had a nervous break down, and the father thinks you can help." – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  4. She had a nervous feeling that something new might have happened. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  5. She is nervous to- night. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. Pearlow had reason to be nervous – The Last Straw by William J. Smith
  7. " This is the first time I ever felt nervous before a race," said he. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  8. Then, as they entered the drawing- room, she said, with a little nervous smile: " I have heard from my son Stephen, Una." – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. After what has passed I am not likely to be nervous – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  10. It makes him nervous you see. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  11. Hurriedly running over the letters, he picked out one, and opened it with nervous fingers. – Raiding with Morgan by Byron A. Dunn
  12. But the couple by no means felt nervous or out of place. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  13. She has given me quite a nervous shock. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  14. Sometimes I'm so nervous I can't look at you." – Jack of the Pony Express by Frank V. Webster
  15. She's nervous poor soul, every moment the boy's away from her. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  16. Why was he nervous – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  17. I am nervous and- foolish, I suppose. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. But she was not nervous – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  19. Every now and then he would give a nervous start and look back over his shoulder. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  20. He hastened in nervous entreaty: " You hire me, Mr. Ide. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day

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