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Synonyms for nervous
ˈnɜr vəsner·vous

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Wiktionary3.8 / 5 votes

  1. nervousadjective

    calm, relaxed

  2. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

  3. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

  4. nervousadjective

    relaxed, calm

Princeton's WordNet2.6 / 5 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tense

    Submitted by anonymous on September 30, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. nervousadjective

    of the nerves

  2. nervousadjective

    sinewy, strong, vigorous, robust, forcible, powerful

  3. nervousadjective

    timid, timorous, easily agitated

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.5 / 2 votes

  1. nervousadjective

    excitable, sensitive, timorous

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Nervous":

    Simon Coffey, DJ Nervous

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  1. Amy Bushatz:

    I would be lying if I didn't say it (made) me a little nervous, i don't think you can receive what appears to be a personal threat from ISIS without being nervous.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    You can tell when a campaign gets nervous -- like the Clinton campaign -- and I think they're getting a little nervous, what do you think? when candidates and campaigns get nervous, they start throwing out a bunch of stuff.

  3. Shana Alexander:

    The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

  4. Walt Whitman:

    I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

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

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