Definition of nervousness in English:


Line breaks: ner¦vous|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈnəːvəsnəs


[mass noun]
  • The quality or state of being nervous: there was a trace of nervousness in his voice
    More example sentences
    • I frequently have a nervousness, bordering on fear, concerning lack of sleep.
    • I had been excited, but it wore away to anxiety and nervousness as the time grew near.
    • All her nervousness and apprehension died away and she took another sip of her drink.

More definitions of nervousness

Definition of nervousness in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw