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nervosity

[ nur-vos-i-tee ]
/ nɜrˈvɒs ɪ ti /
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noun

the quality of being nervous; nervousness.

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Origin of nervosity

1605–15 in an earlier sense “strength”; nerv(ous) + -osity; compare Latin nervōsitās “strength”
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  • But at the same time his nervosity caused him to produce sometimes effects a trifle hard, a trifle harsh.

    Franz Liszt|James Huneker
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