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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

Alexander Hamilton Quote
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Alexander Hamilton

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
John F. Kennedy

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.
Marilyn Monroe

A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.
Earl Wilson

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell
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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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