Examples of nervy in a Sentence
a nervy performance in the play-offs
a nervy film director who's not afraid to take risks
The passengers were restless and nervy after the long flight.
Too much coffee makes me nervy.
Recent Examples of nervy from the Web
Brazil star Douglas Costa could reportedly miss most of the remaining matches of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, having sustained a thigh injury in the Samba Boys' nervy 2-0 win over Costa Rica in Group E in St Petersburg on Friday.
Goals in either half from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic were enough to ensure victory, despite some nervy moments, and United will now join Tottenham in tie semi final ties at Wembley on the weekend of April 21.
Elections are due in some important emerging nations, including Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, which make investors nervy.
Chaves needed two putts from 70 feet to make a nervy par.
Liverpool's quarterfinal matchup with English rival Manchester City was a nervy one, but the Reds pulled hung on to get back to the semifinals for the first time since 2008.
Timing is everything Never mind that NKU's win at Youngstown State was nervy.
My Patients and Other Animals is at its best when the author is at her nerviest, removing the romantic sheen from her profession and replacing it with a more realistic and complicated portrait.
Starting with Hindu mythology — filled with ambiguities, abstractions and contradictions — is as nervy a move as Aru lighting the lamp.
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NERVY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nervy for English Language Learners
: 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
NERVY Defined for Kids
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