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
In the quest to level the scores and make the Reds experience a nervy finish to the game, the Eagles resorted to long balls which has brought success to a number of league rivals.
But Thomas made a nervy 14-foot bogey putt and bounced back with a birdie at the par-4 second.
Despite it all, the Padres captured a 1-0 victory at Progressive Field, shutting out Kluber’s supporting cast with a combination of nervy pitching and precise defense.
Paul Dano pops up as a militant vegan animal-rights activist intent on freeing Okja, with Steven Yeun as his nervy sidekick.
FC Cincinnati couldn’t have asked for the match to play out any differently, even if the proceedings in the opening 90 minutes were nervy.
At No. 2 was the beautifully balanced 2014 Netley Road Vineyard, nervy and earthy with just a hint of sweetness.
One good game, however nervy, doesn't erase the stink of seven straight losses, including two sweeps.
The match itself was not the nervy encounter many had anticipated.
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First Known Use of nervy
Synonymsarch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wise
Antonymsmeek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid
Related Wordsassertive, forward, obtrusive; audacious, defiant, disrespectful; shameless, unabashed, unblushing; bluff, blunt, curt; cute, facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky; lippy, mouthy
Near Antonymsdemure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusive
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
Definition of nervy for Students
- The team won after a nervy performance.
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