nervously


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nerv·ous

 (nûr′vəs)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the nerves or nervous system: nervous tissue.
b. Stemming from or affecting the nerves or nervous system: a nervous disorder.
2. Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
3. Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension: nervous moments before takeoff.
4. Vigorous in style or feeling; spirited: "the nervous thrust of a modern creation" (Henry A. Kissinger).
5. Archaic Strong; sinewy.

[Middle English, sinewy, containing nerves, from Latin nervōsus, sinewy, from nervus, sinew; see nerve.]

nerv′ous·ly adv.
nerv′ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.nervously - in an anxiously nervous manner; "we watched the stock market nervously"
2.nervously - with nervous excitement; "our bodies jumped nervously away at the slightest touch"
Translations
بِعَصَبِيَّه
nervózně
óörugglega, á taugaóstyrkan hátt
živčno
asabi şekildesinirli sinirli

nervously

[ˈnɜːvəslɪ] ADVnerviosamente
he laughed nervouslysoltó una risa nerviosa, rió nerviosamente
I waited nervously in the hallesperé nervioso en el hall

nervously

[ˈnɜːrvəsli] advnerveusement

nervously

adv (= apprehensively)ängstlich; (= on edge)nervös

nervously

[ˈnɜːvəslɪ] advnervosamente; (apprehensively) → con ansia

nerve

(nəːv) noun
1. one of the cords which carry messages between all parts of the body and the brain.
2. courage. He must have needed a lot of nerve to do that; He lost his nerve.
3. rudeness. What a nerve!
verb
to force (oneself) to have enough courage (to do something). He nerved himself to climb the high tower.
nerves noun plural
the condition of being too easily excited or upset. She suffers from nerves.
ˈnervous adjective
1. of the nerves. the nervous system.
2. rather afraid. She was nervous about travelling by air; a nervous old lady.
ˈnervously adverb
ˈnervousness noun
ˈnervy adjective
excitable. The horse is rather nervy.
ˈnerviness noun
ˈnerve-racking adjective
causing great anxiety or nervousness. a nerve-racking experience.
nervous breakdown
a period of mental illness caused by a time of great strain.
nervous system
the brain, spinal cord and nerves of a person or animal.
get on someone's nerves
to irritate someone. Her behaviour really gets on my nerves.
References in classic literature ?
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
Yes--er--in course--in course--" continued Dick, nervously glancing round the apartment as if endeavoring to find an opening to some less abrupt statement of the fact.
She stood there, the curtains on either side of her, ghastly pale, her hands clasped in front of her, twitching nervously.
Every now and then he glanced nervously towards her.
His eyes turned nervously to the door by which Agnes had left him.
And after he had coughed nervously two or three times, and cleaned his whiskers and wiped his mouth, he said,
He was just now manifesting unmistakable signs of impatience, nervously pacing up and down, and unable to stand still for a moment.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.
No sooner was she hid from him than she changed into another woman; she was now become a calculating purposeful madam, who looked around her covertly and, having shrunk in size in order to appear less noticeable, set off nervously on some mysterious adventure.
That is a very bad report," said the King, nervously.
Diana was standing nervously in the middle of the room, arrayed in her bridal white, her black curls frosted over with the film of her wedding veil.
It was a curious fact, however, that notwithstanding his recent searching examination, he looked once more nervously around the saloon before he settled down to his task.