nervous

You know that queasy, uneasy feeling you get before a test? That's a nervous feeling. Everyone gets nervous sometimes.

Being nervous is a major part of life that everyone has to deal with at times. Some people are more nervous than others, but we all get nervous about certain things — for example, having to perform in front of a crowd makes most people nervous. Getting interviewed for a job is a nervous experience. When the stock market keeps going up or down, you could say it's a nervous stock market. Nervous also applies to the body's nervous system, which includes your brain, spinal cord, and the nerves throughout your body. If you think you injured your nervous system, that's a good reason to be nervous.

Primary Meanings of nervous

1.
adj
of or relating to the nervous system
2.
adj
causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
Full Definitions of nervous
1

adj of or relating to the nervous system

nervous disease”
Synonyms:
neural
2

adj causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

“those nervous moments before takeoff”
Synonyms:
anxious, queasy, uneasy, unquiet
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

adj easily agitated

“a nervous addict”
“a nervous thoroughbred”
Synonyms:
tense
in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

adj unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Synonyms:
flighty, skittish, spooky
excitable
easily excited

adj excited in anticipation

Synonyms:
aflutter
excited
in an aroused state

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