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nervous Explained

nervous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nervous at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S3 adj
1 worried or frightened about something, and unable to relax: anxious// nervous about// --She was so nervous about her exams that she couldn't sleep.// --I wish you'd stop looking at me like that. You're making me nervous .// feel/get nervous // --Paul always gets nervous whenever he has to give a presentation.// nervous smile/laugh/look/glance // --'Don't be silly,' she said with a nervous laugh. 'There's no such thing as ghosts.'// --By the time I got into the interview I was a nervous wreck (=was extremely nervous) .// nervous of// --We were all a bit nervous of him at first (=frightened of him) .//
2 often becoming worried or frightened, and easily upset: --She's a nervous, sensitive child.// --The film is unsuitable for people of a nervous disposition (=who are easily frightened) .//
3 [only before noun] related to the nerves in your body: nervous condition/illness/disorder // --She was suffering from a nervous condition.// --He had a nervous twitch (=his body made small, uncontrolled movements) .//
4 nervous exhaustion/strain: a mental condition in which you feel very tired, usually caused by working too hard or by a difficult emotional problem// -- nervously adv // --She smiled nervously.// -- nervousness n [U] // --Mike's nervousness showed in his voice.// ----------// WORD CHOICE: nervous, anxious, annoyed, irritated // If you are nervous , you cannot relax because you are worried about something that you have to do : I was nervous about my job interview. | He sounded really nervous when he first started speaking. // If you are anxious , you are very worried about something that may happen or may have happened, over which you feel you have no control : When she didn't come home from school her parents began to get anxious. // Do not use nervous to talk about angry feelings. Use annoyed or irritated. // If you are annoyed , you feel slightly angry with someone because of what they have done : I was annoyed that he kept me waiting. // If you are irritated , you are made slightly angry by something that keeps happening : Irritated by their giggling, he told them to be quiet. // !! If someone is irritating you, you can say that they get on your nerves (NOT 'on your nervous') : His fidgeting is getting on my nerves. // ----------//

nervous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

168 Moby Thesaurus words for "nervous":
acid, agitable, agitated, all nerves, all-overish, allergic,
anaphylactic, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, bashful, biting,
bothered, concerned, corrosive, cowardly, critical, cutting,
delicate, difficult, diffident, discomposed, disquieted,
distressed, disturbed, driving, edgy, effective, emotional,
emotionally unstable, empathetic, empathic, eruptive, excitable,
excited, explosive, fearful, fearing, fearsome, feverish, fidgety,
flurried, flustered, forceful, forcible, foreboding, fretful,
frightened, goosey, goosy, gutsy, high-mettled, high-spirited,
high-strung, highly emotional, hyperesthetic, hyperpathic,
hypersensitive, imperative, impressive, in a dither, in a pucker,
in a stew, in a sweat, in a tizzy, in fear, incisive, inflammable,
irascible, irritable, itchy, jittery, jumpy, mettlesome, misgiving,
mordant, mousy, nerval, nerves on edge, nervy, neural,
neurological, on edge, on tenterhooks, overanxious,
overapprehensive, overrefined, oversensible, oversensitive,
overstrung, overtender, panicky, passible, penetrating,
perturbable, perturbed, piercing, poignant, powerful, prickly,
punchy, querulous, rabbity, refined, responsive, restless, ruffled,
scared, scary, sensational, sensitive, shaken, shaken up, shaky,
shivery, shrinking, shy, sinewed, sinewy, skittery, skittish,
slashing, snappish, solicitous, spooky, startlish, stirred up,
strained, striking, strong, strung out, supersensitive,
suspenseful, sympathetic, tactful, telling, tender, tense, tetchy,
thin-skinned, ticklish, timid, timorous, touchy, trembling,
tremulous, trenchant, trepidant, trigger-happy, troubled,
troublous, turbulent, twittery, uneasy, unpeaceful, unquiet,
unrestful, upset, uptight, vigorous, vital, volatile, volcanic,
waspish, worked up, worried, wrought up, zealous

nervous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Weakness): weak, feeble, impotent, relaxed, unnerved, sapless, powerless, weakly, flaccid, nervous, soft, effeminate, frail, fragile, flimsy, unsubstantial, insubstantial, rickety, creaky, creaking, tottering, broken, lame, withered, shattered.

[ADJ] (Fear): fearing, frightened, afraid, scared, fearful, timid, timorous, nervous, apprehensive, aghast, horror-stricken, panicked.

[ADJ] (Modesty): modest, diffident, humble, timid, timorous, bashful, shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, blushing, unobtrusive, unassuming, unostentatious, humbled, reserved, demure.

nervous at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 ~ (about / of sth) anxious about sth or afraid of sth:
Consumers are very nervous about the future. * He had been nervous about inviting us. * The horse may be nervous of cars. * I felt really nervous before the interview. * a nervous glance / smile / voice (= one that shows that you feel anxious) * By the time the police arrived, I was a nervous wreck.
2 easily worried or frightened:
She was a thin, nervous girl. * He's not the nervous type. * She was of a nervous disposition.
3 connected with the body's nerves and often affecting you mentally or emotionally:
a nervous condition / disorder / disease * She was in a state of nervous exhaustion. -> WORRIED
nervously adverb:
She smiled nervously.
nervousness noun [U]:
He tried to hide his nervousness.

Nervous at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nervous \Nerv"ous\, a. [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F.
nerveux. See {Nerve}.]
1. possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. ``Nervous
arms.'' --Pope.

2. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by
strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a
nervous writer.

3. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as,
nervous excitement; a nervous fever.

4. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited;
subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the
nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.

Poor, weak, nervous creatures. --Cheyne.

5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.

nervous at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: easily agitated; "quick nervous movements"
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" [syn: {anxious}, {uneasy}, {unquiet}]
3: of or relating to the nervous system; "nervous disease";
"neural disorder" [syn: {neural}]
4: excited in anticipation [syn: {aflutter}]
5: unpredictably excitable (especially of horses) [syn: {skittish},

nervous at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » nervosus|nervōsus|lang=la


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈnɜː.vəs/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /"n3:(r).v@s/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈnɝː.vəs/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /"n3:r.v@s/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-nervous.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Easily agitated or alarmed; on edge or edgy.
    1. Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.
    2. Relating to or affecting the nerves.
    3. : the central nervous system


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:nervous -


      * calm, relaxed

      Derived terms

      * nervously

  • nervousness
  • nervous breakdown
  • nervous energy
  • autonomic nervous system
  • central nervous system
  • enteric nervous system
  • parasympathetic nervous system
  • peripheral nervous system
  • sympathetic nervous system

    Related terms

    * nervosity


    Inter: trans-top » easily agitated
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|nerviós
  • Danish: nervøs, nervesvag
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nerveux
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|nervioso
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|nèrveux

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nervoso
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|nervos
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нервный|tr=n'érvnyj
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|nearbhach
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|nervioso

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » anxious
    • American Sign Language: Inter: tø » ase|1@InsideTrunkhigh-FingerDown-1@InsideTrunkhigh-FingerDown SmallSidetoside
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » عصبي Inter: IPAchar » (ʕaṣabī)
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|nerviosu
    • Chinese: 紧张 (jǐnzhāng)
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nervózní
    • Danish: nervøs
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nerveus
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kärsitu
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hermostunut
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nerveux
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|nervioso
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nervös
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγχωμένος|tr=anhomenos|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|ideges
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|nervoso
  • Japanese: 神経の (しんけいの, shinkei no)
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|nèrveux
  • Korean: 흥분된 (heungbundoen)
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nervoso
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|emoționat, Inter: t- » ro|nerăbdător
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нервный|tr=n'érvnyj
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|nearbhach
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|nervózny
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|nervioso
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nervös
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|endişeli

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » relating to the nerves
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|nerviosu
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|nerviós
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nervový|m
    • Danish: nerve-
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nerveux
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|nervioso

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|nèrveux
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|nerwowy|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nervoso
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|nervos
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|нервный|tr=n'érvnyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|nervioso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

    Translation: cs » nervous
    Translation: et » nervous
    Translation: el » nervous
    Translation: es » nervous
    Translation: fa » nervous
    Translation: fr » nervous
    Translation: ko » nervous
    Translation: io » nervous
    Translation: it » nervous
    Translation: kn » nervous
    Translation: ku » nervous
    Translation: li » nervous
    Translation: hu » nervous
    Translation: ml » nervous
    Translation: my » nervous
    Translation: ja » nervous
    Translation: pl » nervous
    Category: simple:nervous -
    Translation: fi » nervous
    Translation: sv » nervous
    Translation: ta » nervous
    Translation: te » nervous
    Translation: vi » nervous
    Translation: zh » nervous