Definition of “nervous” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nervous” in American English

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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)

(Definition of “nervous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)