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Definition of Nervous


  1. possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.
  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.
  5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.

Nervous Quotations

Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute.
Adriana Lima

On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Charles Stanley

I think it's healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care - that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.
Beyonce Knowles

My most annoying habit is complaining about my aches and pains. It's the new ones that I haven't identified yet that make me nervous. According to my wife, I complain way too much. I may be a borderline hypochondriac, or you could say I am fascinated by the body - at least by mine.
Ted Danson

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
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Nervous Translations

nervous in Dutch is zenuwachtig, zenuw-, nerveus
nervous in Hungarian is ideg-
nervous in Italian is nervoso
nervous in Portuguese is nervoso
nervous in Spanish is nervioso
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