- nervonic acid,
- nervous bladder,
- nervous breakdown,
- nervous exhaustion,
- nervous indigestion,
- nervous lobe
Origin of nervous
Examples from the Web for nervous
In this nervous city in an embattled country, even small explosions can have a big impact.
Are you excited, nervous, afraid, all of the above for the new Star Wars films?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nervous fans can keep a vigilant eye on it via a webcam hosted on the town website that offers 24-hour goat viewing.
Truth be told, there is no one better at capturing the agony and alarm of a woman in the throes of a nervous breakdown than Moore.
He's watching it because of his fondness for Bergman and because, he says, “She'll be nervous about my opinion.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was slightly open, to his nervous fancy it seemed to be shaking.The Avenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
In opposition to Dewey's argument, it would be reasonable to contend that plasticity is inherent in all nervous substance.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
Of nervous force and brain-power as the real source of intelligence, they 87had no idea.
"And so have I," confessed Alec, with a little dry, nervous laugh.In Quest of Gold|Alfred St. Johnston
A little later, smiling in a nervous way he had of late, Young Van turned toward the headquarters tent.The Road Builders|Samuel Merwin
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.