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English definition of “nervousness”


noun [U]     /ˈnɜː.vəs.nəs/ US  /ˈnɝː-/
C1 a feeling of worry and anxiety : There is growing nervousness about the possibility of a war .Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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