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nervy

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adjective \ˈnər-vē\

Simple Definition of nervy

  • : 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

Full Definition of nervy

nerv·i·ernerv·i·est

  1. 1 archaic :  sinewy, strong

  2. 2 a :  showing or expressive of calm courage :  bold b :  marked by effrontery or presumption :  brash

  3. 3 :  excitable, nervous

nerv·i·ly play \-və-lē\ adverb
nerv·i·ness play \-vē-nəs\ noun

Examples of nervy

  1. a nervy performance in the play-offs

  2. a nervy film director who's not afraid to take risks

  3. The passengers were restless and nervy after the long flight.

  4. Too much coffee makes me nervy.



1607

First Known Use of nervy

1607


NERVY Defined for Kids

nervy

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adjective \ˈnər-vē\

Definition of nervy

nerv·i·ernerv·i·est

  1. 1 :  showing calm courage <The team won after a nervy performance.>

  2. 2 :  showing or acting with disrespectful boldness





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