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Origin of nervous
Examples from the Web for nervousness
Others on the RSD forum would deconstruct his approach: “too aggressive,” “too many questions,” “nervousness in your voice,” etc.
Her nervousness about its content made her decide to publish it under a pseudonym, for reasons that would later become clear.
His brown eyes were penetrating yet peaceful, and he immediately disarmed my nervousness with his gentleness.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adding to the nervousness are mixed messages from those who are supposed to be in the know.
They helped keep my nervousness and dread at a low boil, as I began to write a book about a writer at my age.
Perhaps his nervousness was not lessened by the glimpse he caught of Sam Hickeys face.The Battleship Boys at Sea|Frank Gee Patchin
The little lady's manner was combined of effusiveness and nervousness.Abington Abbey|Archibald Marshall
Thenichka's amazement caused her eyes almost to start from her head, and her nervousness completely to vanish.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
The one idea in her mind was that he should not suspect her of nervousness.The Making of a Prig|Evelyn Sharp
The game began, neither man showing a sign of nervousness, though Shon was very pale.Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Complete|Gilbert Parker
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.