noun (plural crises de nerfs pronunc. same)• dated
- An attack of anxiety: I had a crise de nerfs before the first performanceMore example sentences
- Any minor setback sets off a crise de nerfs, a fit of the vapours turning any mishap into a crisis.
- Is Edward Rochester a man to whom we entrust Jane Eyre with confidence, should she suffer a crise de nerfs later in life?
- She would have a crise de nerfs did she think Brian were in danger.
French, literally 'crisis of nerves'.