nervosity

noun
ner·vos·i·ty | \ˌnər-ˈvä-sə-tē \

Definition of nervosity 

: the quality or state of being nervous

Examples of nervosity in a Sentence

a palpable feeling of nervosity in every corner of the city after the terrorist attack

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Violinists Clara Lyon and Maeve Feinberg, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen threw themselves into the dense thickets of notes with a nervosity and concentration that was nothing short of astonishing. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago and Czech chamber groups join to celebrate Gypsy musical culture," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of nervosity

1787, in the meaning defined above

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