An individual suffering from extreme agitation or worry, as in Pat was a nervous wreck until her mother arrived at the wedding. This expression is nearly always used hyperbolically. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see basket case.
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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
It drains your body of nutrients and vitamins, attacking the central nervous system and leaving you in a dehydrated, hazy state.
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.
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.
When we came in he looked indisposed and nervous, and there happened to be a good many artists there.