Definition of nervousness in US English:

nervousness

noun

  • The quality or state of being nervous.

    ‘there was a trace of nervousness in his voice’
    • ‘All her nervousness and apprehension died away and she took another sip of her drink.’
    • ‘I frequently have a nervousness, bordering on fear, concerning lack of sleep.’
    • ‘The nervousness and fear were still in his eyes, and he was beginning to shake and sweat.’
    • ‘I had been excited, but it wore away to anxiety and nervousness as the time grew near.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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Pronunciation

nervousness

/ˈnərvəsnəs//ˈnərvəsnəs/