Definition of nerviness in US English:



  • See nervy

    • ‘She epitomised the abrasive nerviness of pre-Hitler Berlin.’
    • ‘There's a genteel nerviness about this big, bendy-nosed bloke in the Norwich City football shirt, slacks and comfy brown brogues.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that we Celtic fans remain twitchy about our team - and, in all honesty, that edginess and nerviness will take some budging.’
    • ‘If the name rings no bell, it may be only that he works far from such centers of nerviness as Wall Street, Hollywood, or Silicon Valley.’
    • ‘Robinson competently conveys nerviness, anger and frustration, but the ultimate despair his character must feel doesn't quite register.’