nervy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nûr'vē), [key]
— nerv•i•er, nerv•i•est.
  1. brashly presumptuous or insolent; pushy: a nervy thing to say; a nervy trick to pull.
  2. having or showing courage; brave or bold: the nervy feats of the mountaineers.
  3. strong; sinewy; vigorous: a hard, nervy physique.
  4. straining one's patience or forbearance; trying.
  5. nervous; excitable; on edge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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