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nervousadjective

us   /ˈnɜr·vəs/
  • nervous adjective (WORRIED)

worried or slightly frightened: I was nervous during my driving test.
  • nervous adjective (OF THE NERVES)

[not gradable] relating to or controlled by the nerves in the body
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"nervous" in British English

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nervousadjective

uk   /ˈnɜː.vəs/ us   /ˈnɝː.vəs/
  • nervous adjective (WORRIED)

B1 worried and anxious: Do you feel/get nervous during exams? I was too nervous to speak. She's always been nervous around dogs. I was very nervous about driving again after the accident. He had/was of a nervous disposition.

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  • nervous adjective (BODY)

relating to the nerves: He suffers from a nervous disorder.
(Definition of nervous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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