View synonyms for nerves


/ nɜːvz /

plural noun

  1. the imagined source of emotional control

    my nerves won't stand it

  2. anxiety, tension, or imbalance

    she's all nerves

  3. bundle of nerves
    a very nervous person
  4. get on one's nerves
    to irritate, annoy, or upset one

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Example Sentences

And then there was the crippling nerves that it would not be good, especially given the recent spate of really bad TV biopics.

Your brother smoked a joint before dinner to calm his fraying nerves.

I was going to ask if you had nerves about opening on Broadway without a marquee name.

It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.

So I was more wrought with nerves about that than almost anything in that number.

Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.

The effect was that of a bird of Paradise bringing balm to our overwrought nerves.

He had not taken his nerves into consideration for the simple reason that he had never known that he possessed any.

He said something laughingly to the head guide to the effect that climbing was good sport and a fine test for the nerves.

I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.





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