nervous (adj.)

  1. of or relating to the nervous system; nervous disease; neural disorder

    [ Syn: neural ]

  2. easily agitated; a nervous addict; a nervous thoroughbred'

  3. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; spent an anxious night waiting for the test results; cast anxious glances behind her; those nervous moments before takeoff; an unquiet mind

    [ Syn: anxious , queasy , uneasy , unquiet ]

  4. excited in anticipation

    [ Syn: aflutter ]

  5. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

    [ Syn: skittish , flighty , spooky ]

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