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Synonyms for nervous
ˈnɜr vəsner·vous

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  1. nervousadjective

    calm, relaxed

  2. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

  3. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

  4. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nervousadjective

    easily agitated

    "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

    unquiet, queasy, flighty, uneasy, aflutter, neural, skittish, spooky, anxious

    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquietadjective

    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"

    vile, flighty, offensive, sickish, aflutter, nauseating, loathsome, sick, anxious, uneasy, sickening, spooky, restless, awkward, queasy, dying(p), unquiet, anxious(p), noisome, ill at ease(p), skittish, neural, nauseated, nauseous

    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

  3. nervous, neuraladjective

    of or relating to the nervous system

    "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

    unquiet, queasy, neuronal, flighty, uneasy, neuronic, aflutter, neural, skittish, spooky, anxious

    untroubled, unexcitable, unexcited, relaxed

  4. aflutter, nervousadjective

    excited in anticipation

    unquiet, queasy, flighty, uneasy, aflutter, neural, skittish, spooky, anxious

    relaxed, unexcitable, untroubled, unexcited

  5. skittish, flighty, spooky, nervousadjective

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

    flyaway, queasy, aflutter, flighty, uneasy, unquiet, neural, head-in-the-clouds, skittish, spooky, scatterbrained, anxious

    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

Editors Contribution

  1. tense

    Submitted by anonymous on September 30, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nervousadjective

    of the nerves

  2. nervousadjective

    sinewy, strong, vigorous, robust, forcible, powerful

  3. nervousadjective

    timid, timorous, easily agitated

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nervousadjective

    excitable, sensitive, timorous


  1. List of known nicknames for "Nervous":

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  1. Petra Kvitova:

    I have been in the final of the Grand Slam, but this is a little bit different, i'm not playing on the grass, but I think it's just probably a little bit more special because it's after everything I have been through. So I think it's just different, but I don't think it's, like, more nervous.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

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

  3. Sylvia Wilson:

    When Edgar disappeared, I became quite sick. I had to take a leave of absence from work. I was near a nervous breakdown, having an answer would mean closure.

  4. Peggy Kotsopoulos:

    These provide a healthy dose of proteins and fats, and are a great source of B vitamins that are essential for optimal nervous system function.

  5. Carl Schuster:

    This was very dangerous. Captains get very nervous when ships get closer than 1,000 yards.

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