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
Huppert’s performance as Erika is a triumph of nervy contradictions.
Thankfully for Donaldson, a nervy final round 71 got the job done.
Montenegro scored late goals through substitute Stefan Mugosa and Zarko Tomasevic to level at 2-2 and ensure a nervy finale for Poland, which needed just a point to qualify as Group E winner.
Likewise, Ohio State’s best chance to turn this into a laugher instead of a nervy second-half contest is to hit some home runs on offense.
Cyrus’ delivery gives the song a nervy, euphoric feel and Tyler the Creator drops in for a 15-second verse near the end.
Argentina went down a goal with just a minute gone, leaving fans quite nervy.
The cherry on top — an Altidore penalty kick, on a nervy chip after Bobby Wood had been cut down on a run into the area in the 42nd minute — erased all doubt.
But in the nervy 1970s and 1980s, when an American attack on the Soviet Union might happen at any time, an alert might be a practice, or might be the real thing.
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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
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