nervous energy


: energy activated by one's nerves
I have a lot of nervous energy.

Examples of nervous energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Angst of 'Inside Out 2' One of Inside Out 2’s many twists is that while yes, Anxiety causes Riley to overthink, over-worry, and overreact—the nervous energy of Anxiety also propels Riley to get things done. Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, Parents, 14 June 2024 And what more fitting emotion for a young teenager in 2024 than Anxiety, a jittery figure that looks like a Looney Tunes character put through a laundry wringer, all teeth and bug eyes, crowned by a tuft of messy orange plumage and voiced by Maya Hawke with nervous energy to burn. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 June 2024 Strong performances by the three leads motor along on the characters’ nervous energy, apprehension or anger, and screen newcomer Xavier keeps you invested in Heraldo’s ordeal. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 The goal lifted the cap off the building and released the nervous energy that had pent up. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024 The mood amongst the team was a mix of cautious optimism, nervous energy and veteran perspective. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 So, their veteran coach elected to alter his usual approach to help combat any nervous energy or tension that may crop up. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 8 Feb. 2024 Deploying an endearing brand of nervous energy, Sayet dons myriad accents and personae. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 April 20 – May 20 Your nervous energy might surge at any moment., Hartford Courant, 6 Jan. 2024

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“Nervous energy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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