What are nervous?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the nervous system.
    Example: "Nervous disease"
    Synonyms: neural
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "nervous":

  • (adj): Unpredictably excitable (especially of horses).
    Synonyms: skittish, spooky
  • (adj): Easily agitated.
    Example: "Quick nervous movements"
  • (adj): Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety.
    Example: "Those nervous moments before takeoff"
    Synonyms: anxious, uneasy, unquiet
  • (adj): Excited in anticipation.
    Synonyms: aflutter

Famous quotes containing the word nervous:

    Toward education marriage nervous breakdown, operation, teaching
    school, and learning to be mad, in a dream—what is this
    life?
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but ... it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)

    After Stéphane Mallarmé, after Paul Verlaine, after Gustave Moreau, after Puvis de Chavannes, after our own verse, after all our subtle colour and nervous rhythm, after the faint mixed tints of Conder, what more is possible? After us the Savage God.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)