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Definition of nervous:

  1. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.
  2. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever.
  3. possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.
  4. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer.
  5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.


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