nervosity

[nur-vos-i-tee]
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noun

the quality of being nervous; nervousness.

Origin of nervosity

1605–15 in sense “strength”; nerv(ous) + -osity; compare Latin nervōsitās strength
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Historical Examples of nervosity

  • But at the same time his nervosity caused him to produce sometimes effects a trifle hard, a trifle harsh.

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker