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adjective nervous pronunciation in British English /ˈnɜː(r)vəs/
 
  1. 1
    feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid

    Driving on mountain roads always 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.

    nervous of:

    He's always been a little nervous of change.

    1. a.
      showing that someone is feeling nervous

      Callum gave a slightly nervous laugh.

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nervously

adverb

He shifted in his chair nervously.

nervousness

noun [uncountable]
 

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