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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nervy

nervier

nerviest

  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

nervily

play \-və-lē\ adverb

nerviness

play \-vē-nəs\ noun

Examples of nervy in a sentence

  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 for Students

nervier

nerviest

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

  2. 2 :  showing or acting with disrespectful boldness





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