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Synonyms for nervous
ˈnɜr vəs

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

    Synonyms:
    cannibal mound, tartar steak, steak tartare

  2. aflutter, nervous(adj)

    excited in anticipation

    Synonyms:
    lady of pleasure, cyprian, whore, bawd, woman of the street, cocotte, fancy woman, prostitute, working girl, sporting lady, harlot

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, sweet

  3. nervous(adj)

    easily agitated

    "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive

  4. 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"

  5. nervous, neural(adj)

    of or relating to the nervous system

    "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

    Synonyms:
    broad-leaved plantain, cart-track plant, common plantain, white-man's foot, whiteman's foot, rugel's plantain

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Nervous":

    Simon Coffey, DJ Nervous

How to pronounce nervous?

Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to use nervous in a sentence?

  1. Prince Harry:

    My secret is -- believe it or not -- I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience and, um, despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I'm wearing a suit, and now that I've confessed that, I'll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me.

  2. Lydia Sebastian:

    I was really nervous before the test and I thought it was going to be really hard. But as I started the test, I thought it was a bit easier than I thought it was going to be.

  3. Arndt Ellinghorst:

    BMW's share price reactions shows how nervous the investment community is with respect to diesel engines, compliance and future regulation, thank you VW.

  4. Daniel Domres:

    I really hope I get to talk to him again, i’m really nervous.

  5. Carl Schuster:

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

Images & Illustrations of nervous

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