Definition of nervousness in English:



  • The quality or state of being nervous.

    ‘there was a trace of nervousness in his voice’
    • ‘The nervousness and fear were still in his eyes, and he was beginning to shake and sweat.’
    • ‘All her nervousness and apprehension died away and she took another sip of her drink.’
    • ‘I have to confess to a certain nervousness in using it, due to anxiety about what to do with all of the time that it saves.’
    • ‘I frequently have a nervousness, bordering on fear, concerning lack of sleep.’
    • ‘I had been excited, but it wore away to anxiety and nervousness as the time grew near.’
    worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness, fear, disquiet, disquietude, perturbation, fretfulness, agitation, angst, nerves, edginess, tension, tenseness, stress, misgiving, trepidation, foreboding, suspense
    anxiety, edginess, tension, nervous tension, agitation, strain, stress, tenseness, worry, restlessness, jumpiness, apprehensiveness, apprehension, uneasiness, disquiet, fear, fearfulness, trepidation, perturbation, alarm
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