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
One good game, however nervy, doesn't erase the stink of seven straight losses, including two sweeps.
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First Known Use of nervy
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
1 : showing calm courage The team won after a nervy performance.
2 : showing or acting with disrespectful boldness
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