nervous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning the nerves or neurological system: stressed structure.
    • Stemming from or impacting the nerves or neurological system: a nervous disorder.
    • Effortlessly agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
    • Marked by or having a sense of unease or apprehension: nervous moments before takeoff.
    • Vigorous in style or feeling; spirited: "the nervous thrust of a modern creation” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
    • Archaic Strong; sinewy.
    • quickly agitated or alarmed; on side or edgy.
    • Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.
    • associated with or affecting the nerves.
    • having nerve; sinewy; powerful; strenuous.
    • having or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or design; forcible; spirited.
    • Of or related to the nerves; sitting inside nerves
    • obtaining the nerves poor, diseased, or effortlessly excited; at the mercy of, or enduring, undue pleasure of nerves; effortlessly agitated or agitated.
    • fragile; excitable; shy.
    • Apprehensive.
    • effortlessly agitated
    • excited in expectation
    • of or relating to the neurological system
    • unpredictably excitable (especially of ponies)
    • causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
  • others:
    • saturated in nerves.
    • Sinewy; strong; vigorous; well-strung.
    • Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; described as force or energy in belief or design: because, a nervous historian.
    • Of or pertaining to the nerves; sitting in or impacting some an element of the neurological system: since, a nervous condition; a nervous impulse; a nervous activity.
    • Having the nerves impacted; having poor ordiseased nerves; effortlessly agitated or excited; poor; timid.
    • In botany, just like nerved.
    • Synonyms Forcible.
    • Timorous, excitable, high-strung.

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