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adjective nervous pronunciation in American English /ˈnɜrvəs/
 
  1. 1
    feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid
    Driving on icy mountain roads makes me nervous.
    get nervous: I got very nervous waiting for my turn to be called.
    nervous about: She was nervous about walking home so late.
    1. a.
      showing that someone is feeling nervous
      Callum gave a slightly nervous laugh.

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nervously

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He shifted in his chair nervously.

nervousness

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