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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
- being in a tense state
- showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
- example: the nervy feats of mountaineers
- similar: bold
- offensively bold
Alternative definition of the adjective nervy
- [US] Having nerve; bold; brazen.
- [British] Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated.
- [archaic] Strong; sinewy.
Nervy is a musical group.
- nomination: - nominated to MTV Europe Music Award for Best Russian Act
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by Elaine Costello
nervy adj. Informal 1. Rude; insolent; pushy: a nervy ...
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.
by Swynfen Jervis
NERVY. Strong; vigorous; powerful. Death, that dark spirit, ...
by Martin Manser
nervy adj nervous: ...
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- Nervy duck
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- "Nervy Miss Londonderry"
Text of newspaper article from 1895.
From The Evening Times. (Washington, D.C.) September 16, 1895.
Photo credit: Michael Neubert
- Nervy mother
She was carrying an egg beneath her and was much troubled by the attentions of Lucy.
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- Updating motherboard's bios (always nervy).
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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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