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Meaning & Definition of Nervous in English

English

Nervous

/nərvəs/

adjective

1. Easily agitated

  • "A nervous addict"
  • "A nervous thoroughbred"
    synonym:
  • nervous

2. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

  • "Spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"
  • "Cast anxious glances behind her"
  • "Those nervous moments before takeoff"
  • "An unquiet mind"
    synonym:
  • anxious
  • ,
  • nervous
  • ,
  • queasy
  • ,
  • uneasy
  • ,
  • unquiet

3. Of or relating to the nervous system

  • "Nervous disease"
  • "Neural disorder"
    synonym:
  • nervous
  • ,
  • neural

4. Excited in anticipation

    synonym:
  • aflutter
  • ,
  • nervous

5. Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

    synonym:
  • skittish
  • ,
  • flighty
  • ,
  • spooky
  • ,
  • nervous

Examples of using

Tom seems to be more nervous than I am.
Tom was visibly nervous.
Take care of your nervous system.