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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nervous  \Nerv"ous\,  a.  [L.  nervosus  sinewy,  vigorous:  cf  F. 
  nerveux  See  {Nerve}.] 
  1.  possessing  nerve;  sinewy;  strong;  vigorous.  ``Nervous 
  arms.''  --Pope. 
  2.  Possessing  or  manifesting  vigor  of  mind;  characterized  by 
  strength  in  sentiment  or  style;  forcible;  spirited;  as  a 
  nervous  writer. 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  nerves;  seated  in  the  nerves;  as 
  nervous  excitement;  a  nervous  fever. 
  4.  Having  the  nerves  weak,  diseased,  or  easily  excited; 
  subject  to  or  suffering  from  undue  excitement  of  the 
  nerves;  easily  agitated  or  annoyed. 
  Poor,  weak,  nervous  creatures.  --Cheyne. 
  5.  Sensitive;  excitable;  timid. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  in  a  tense  state;  easily  upset  [syn:  {edgy},  {high-strung}, 
  {in  suspense(p)},  {jittery},  {jumpy},  {nervy},  {overstrung}, 
  {restive},  {uptight}] 
  2:  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},  {uneasy},  {unquiet}] 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  the  nervous  system;  "nervous  disease"; 
  "neural  disorder"  [syn:  {neural}] 
  4:  excited  in  anticipation  [syn:  {aflutter}] 
  5:  unpredictably  excitable  (especially  of  horses)  [syn:  {skittish}, 

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