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Meaning of NERVOUS

Pronunciation:  'nurvus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
  2. [adj]  excited in anticipation
  3. [adj]  easily agitated; "quick nervous movements"
  4. [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. [adj]  of or relating to the nervous system; "nervous disease"; "neural disorder"

NERVOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aflutter, anxious, excitable, excited, neural, skittish, spooky, tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nerv"ous\, a. [L. nervosus sinewy, vigorous: cf. F.
nerveux. See {Nerve}.]
1. possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. ``Nervous
   arms.'' --Pope.

2. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by
   strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a
   nervous writer.

3. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as,
   nervous excitement; a nervous fever.

4. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited;
   subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the
   nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.

         Poor, weak, nervous creatures.        --Cheyne.

5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.

   Our aristocratic class does not firmly protest against the
   unfair treatment of Irish Catholics, because it is nervous
   about the land.                             --M. Arnold.

{Nervous fever} (Med.), a low form of fever characterized by
   great disturbance of the nervous system, as evinced by
   delirium, or stupor, disordered sensibility, etc.

{Nervous system} (Anat.), the specialized co["o]rdinating
   apparatus which endows animals with sensation and
   volition. In vertebrates it is often divided into three
   systems: the central, brain and spinal cord; the
   peripheral, cranial and spinal nerves; and the
   sympathetic. See {Brain}, {Nerve}, {Spinal cord}, under
   {Spinal}, and {Sympathetic system}, under {Sympathetic},
   and Illust. in Appendix.

{Nervous temperament}, a condition of body characterized by a
   general predominance of mental manifestations. --Mayne.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are nervous about something indicates that you are experiencing self-doubt and feelings of insecurity.
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