Definition of 'nervous'
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The atmosphere makes people very nervous, and afraid that they may miss something worth buying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When it comes to the day of your first race, expect to feel a bit nervous. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Politicians have become 'increasingly nervous' and there is no regional system any more to assess whole green belts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some people may be nervous about sharing their stories on camera. Christianity Today (2000)She talked about being nervous about her show and stuff. The Sun (2010)Patients often feel nervous before seeing their doctor or going for treatment. The Sun (2015) Nervous tissue takes longer than bone and muscle to heal. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)Clubs at the bottom face a nervous and tense few weeks. The Sun (2006)The internet has become the central nervous system of modern life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can begin to understand why businesses are getting a bit nervous about this. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some people feel nervous without their phone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She gets so nervous before any show. The Sun (2011)Found in large quantities in brain and nervous tissue. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)If you take that on board you become nervous. The Sun (2009)She had that nervous laugh people have when they are trying to hide something. The Sun (2012)This lack of interest is making British financiers deeply nervous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was a nervous, highly strung and jumpy individual. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was tense, nervous stuff. The Sun (2013)The nervous, excitable trainee learnt some valuable lessons while the older, wiser trainee passed with flying colours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We remain highly nervous about the potential for damage to ours and other businesses in the vital tourism sector of the South West. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'nervous'
British English: nervous /ˈnɜːvəs/ ADJECTIVE
If you are nervous, you are worried and frightened, and show this in your behaviour.
It has made me nervous about going out.
- American English: nervous
- Arabic: عَصَبِيُّ الْـمَزَاجِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: nervoso
- Chinese: 神经紧张的
- Croatian: nervozan
- Czech: nervózní
- Danish: nervøs
- Dutch: nerveus
- European Spanish: nervioso
- Finnish: hermostunut
- French: nerveux
- German: nervös
- Greek: νευρικός
- Italian: nervoso
- Japanese: 神経質な
- Korean: 신경질적인
- Norwegian: nervøs
- Polish: nerwowy
- European Portuguese: nervoso
- Romanian: emoționat
- Russian: нервный
- Spanish: nervioso
- Swedish: nervös
- Thai: กระวนกระวาย
- Turkish: sinirli
- Ukrainian: нервовий
- Vietnamese: lo lắng
Definition of nervous from the Collins English Dictionary
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