ner·​vos·​i·​ty | \ ˌnər-ˈvä-sə-tē How to pronounce nervosity (audio) \

Definition of nervosity

: the quality or state of being nervous

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Examples of nervosity in a Sentence

a palpable feeling of nervosity in every corner of the city after the terrorist attack
Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "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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The first known use of nervosity was in 1787

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Cite this Entry

“Nervosity.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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