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nervous British & World English

Easily agitated or alarmed

nervous English Thesaurus

a thin, nervous woman who always wore black

nervous tic British & World English

A tic caused by (or attributed to) nervous dysfunction; (in extended use) a repetitive action, especially one performed out of nervousness; a habitual response.

nervous wreck British & World English

A person suffering from stress or emotional exhaustion

Nervous Nellie British & World English

An overly timid, cautious, or fearful person; one who fusses unnecessarily.

nervous stomach British & World English

(The condition of having) a stomach or digestive system which is easily disturbed by anxiety, dietary change, etc.

nervous tension British & World English

Mental or emotional strain; a (supposed) condition of the nerves associated with this.

nervous energy British & World English

Excess energy in a person resulting from anxiety or anticipation

nervous system British & World English

The network of nerve cells and fibres which transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body

nervous breakdown British & World English

A period of mental illness resulting from severe depression, stress, or anxiety

autonomic nervous system British & World English

The part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes

central nervous system British & World English

The complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the brain and spinal cord

peripheral nervous system British & World English

The nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord