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Synonyms for nervy
ˈnɜr vi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight(adj)

    being in a tense state

    cheeky, rocky, highly strung, jolting, rough, bumpy, uptight, edgy, high-strung, restive, jittery, jumpy, overstrung, jolty, brash

    timid, backward, relaxed

  2. nervy(adj)

    showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger

    "the nervy feats of mountaineers"

    cheeky, brash, highly strung, uptight, edgy, high-strung, restive, jittery, jumpy, overstrung

    backward, relaxed, timid

  3. brash, cheeky, nervy(adj)

    offensively bold

    "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"

    cheeky, brash, jumpy, highly strung, uptight, high-strung, restive, jittery, edgy, overstrung

    relaxed, timid, backward

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  1. Australian Mark Hensby:

    I played well, I gave Australian Mark Hensby a lot of chances, i hit a couple of wayward ones, but I haven't played in a tournament in quite some time. You get a little nervy in the middle, but then I kind of settled down and hit some good shots.

  2. The Czech:

    In the first set I was so nervy, i had the feeling that the court is so big (and) I couldn't hit any balls in.

  3. Joe Rundle:

    Markets are very nervy at the moment, it's definitely tin hats time. If Leave wins there will be carnage for cable.

  4. Michael Baker:

    Traders are a bit nervy, the only positive news we've been getting out is probably rate cuts or tax cuts, we need news in terms of the actual control of the virus, which we don't seem to be having right now.

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