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Meaning of NERVY

Pronunciation:  'nurvee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"
  2. [adj]  showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; "the nervy feats of mountaineers"
  3. [adj]  being in a tense state

NERVY is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bold, brash, cheeky, edgy, forward, highly strung, high-strung, in suspense(p), jittery, jumpy, overstrung, restive, tense, uptight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nerv"y\, a. [Compar. {Nervier}; superl. - {iest}.]
Strong; sinewy. ``His nervy knees.'' --Keats.

Thesaurus Terms
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