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Definition of "nervousness" []

  • Very excitable or sensitive; highly strung (adjective)
  • Apprehensive or worried (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or containing nerves; neural (adjective)
  • Affecting the nerves or nervous tissue (adjective)
  • Active, vigorous, or forceful (adjective)
  • The state or quality of being nervous. (noun)

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Use "nervousness" in a sentence
  • "Because we know how well he's done and how well he'll do, his nervousness is amusing and disarming."
  • "It was not fear, but what I call nervousness, -- unreasoning, but irresistible; as when, for instance, one looking at the sun going down says, "I will count fifty before it disappears"; and as he goes on and it becomes doubtful whether he will reach the number, he gets strangely flurried, and his imagination pictures life and death and heaven and hell as the issues depending on the completion or non-completion of the fifty he is counting."
  • "Still, riding on the back of strong underlying fundamentals, India will retain its status as a favoured investment destination among emerging markets, notwithstanding short-term nervousness that roiled the Indian capital markets earlier this year."