Definition of nervous in English:

nervous

Line breaks: ner|vous
Pronunciation: /ˈnəːvəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

nervously

adverb
More example sentences
  • His nut-brown face was tight and his eyes darted nervously around his office and design studio.
  • Over the next hour, perched nervously behind a squat corporate desk, he will barely smile once.
  • Maybe build a little wall for yourself with books and music, maybe venture out nervously to the street.

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'containing nerves' and 'relating to the nerves'): from Latin nervosus 'sinewy, vigorous', from nervus 'sinew' (see nerve). sense 1 dates from the mid 18th century.

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