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 programs' last meeting Jan. 30, Xavier didn't put the finishing touches on a nervy game at Carnesecca Arena until there was less than a minute to play in regular.
The Sky Blues were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero, but a header from Marlon Pack and a late goal from Aden Flint made the final minute nervy.
These are all relatively tame, straightfoward nonfiction narratives about nervy, risk-prone characters with a demon or two.
Which might explain the source of his own freedom in comedy, what allows him to stand comfortably in the most uncomfortable spaces in our culture, nervy, poking, holding the serious and the antic both in hand.
Newcastle are in a similarly nervy situation, as their lack of summer investment has seen their return to the Premier League blighted with inconsistency - leaving them 15th in the table.
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.
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First Known Use of nervy
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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
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