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Synonyms for nervous
ˈnɜr vəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nervous(adj)

    easily agitated

    "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

  2. anxious, nervous, queasy, uneasy, unquiet(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

  3. nervous, neural(adj)

    of or relating to the nervous system

    "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, unexcitable, unexcited, relaxed

  4. aflutter, nervous(adj)

    excited in anticipation

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

    Antonyms:
    relaxed, unexcitable, untroubled, unexcited

  5. skittish, flighty, spooky, nervous(adj)

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

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

    Antonyms:
    untroubled, relaxed, unexcitable, unexcited

Wiktionary

  1. nervous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    calm, relaxed

  2. nervous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    relaxed, calm

  3. nervous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    relaxed, calm

  4. nervous(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    relaxed, calm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nervous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    of the nerves

  2. nervous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sinewy, strong, vigorous, robust, forcible, powerful

  3. nervous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    timid, timorous, easily agitated

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Alex
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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