nervy adjective \ˈnər-vē\
: having or showing courage or confidence
—used to describe someone who says or does rude or shocking things that make other people angry or upset
: feeling unpleasantly nervous or excited : not calm
a : showing or expressive of calm courage : bold
b : marked by effrontery or presumption : brash
Examples of NERVY
- a nervy performance in the play-offs
- a nervy film director who's not afraid to take risks
- The passengers were restless and nervy after the long flight.
- Too much coffee makes me nervy.
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Related to NERVY
- arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wise
- meek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid
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