I love that President Cool was clearly filled with nervous electricity just before and during the oath.
“Listen, [Louisiana Gov.] Bobby Jindal makes me nervous,” Perry said.
See how he gets all nervous and jittery, and then this stuff just tumbles out of his mouth?
CBS will be nervous that it's too contentious, that it risks Schieffer being "Crowleyed" by Breitbartland.
The café patrons sat down and the conversations resumed, albeit with nervous laughter.
If Harry were nervous already, what would he be on Thursday evening.
The colonel swept his cards aside with a quick, nervous gesture.
The blush deepened to crimson, and she rose with a nervous laugh.
I did not sleep much that night, I was so nervous and excited.
It is a nervous disorder—one of the symptoms of advanced neurasthenia.
c.1400, "affecting the sinews," from Latin nervosus "sinewy, vigorous," from nervus "sinew, nerve" (see nerve). Meaning "of or belonging to the nerves" in the modern sense is from 1660s. Meaning "suffering disorder of the nervous system" is from 1734; illogical sense "restless, agitated, lacking nerve" is 1740. Widespread popular use as a euphemism for mental forced the medical community to coin neurological to replace it in the older sense. Nervous wreck first attested 1862. Related: Nervously; nervousness.
nervous nerv·ous (nûr'vəs)
Of or relating to the nerves or nervous system.
Stemming from or affecting the nerves or nervous system, as a disease.
Easily agitated or distressed.