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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

Editors Contribution

  1. tense

    Submitted by anonymous on September 30, 2020  

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nervous(a)

    Synonyms:
    excitable, sensitive, timorous

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How to use nervous in a sentence?

  1. Dan Hartmann:

    You check in and you're like, 'I'm feeling really nervous about this today, are you still OK with this?' And vice versa.

  2. Matthew Broderick:

    I was nervous and scared, but the reports at the time were saying people would be okay, it was shocking.

  3. Sergeant Daniel Caban:

    I don't think we had time to get nervous or get scared.

  4. Robert Erickson:

    In some way, this electromagnetic energy is interacting indirectly or directly with the sympathetic nervous system, which is part of the involuntary nervous system.

  5. Deborah Arnie Arnesen:

    The Democratic base that isn't wedded to her is nervous about it, it makes her more vulnerable. What is this anointed candidate getting us? A much more flawed candidate than we thought. And Republicans now have material they never thought they would have.


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