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Definition of the adjective nervy

What does nervy mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more nervy / nervier | most nervy / nerviest

  1. being in a tense state
  2. showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • example: the nervy feats of mountaineers
    • similar: bold
  3. offensively bold

Alternative definition of the adjective nervy


  1. [US] Having nerve; bold; brazen.
  2. [British] Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated.
  3. [archaic] Strong; sinewy.


Nervy is a musical group.

  • nomination: - nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Russian Act

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nervy

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Google previewAmerican Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

nervy adj. Informal 1. Rude; insolent; pushy: a nervy ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

nervy, bold. nervous,adj. jumpy, jittery, fidgety, uneasy; tense, fearful; sensitive, neurotic; high-strung; timid. See EXCITEMENT, AGITATION, FEAR. Ant. , relaxed.—nervous breakdown, collapse, neurasthenia, crackup (inf.). See INSANITY.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Language of Shakspeare (1868)

by Swynfen Jervis

NERVY. Strong; vigorous; powerful. Death, that dark spirit, ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

nervy adj nervous: ...

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Nervy Meaning

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Quotes about Nervy

We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy. (E.L. Doctorow)
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Scrabble value of N1E1R1V4Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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