nervous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nûr'vus), [key]
— adj.
  1. highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress.
  2. of or pertaining to the nerves: nervous tension.
  3. affecting the nerves: nervous diseases.
  4. suffering from, characterized by, or originating in disordered nerves.
  5. characterized by or attended with acute uneasiness or apprehension: a nervous moment for us all.
  6. having or containing nerves.
  7. sinewy or strong.
  8. vigorous or spirited.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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