1. [ adjective ] easily agitated

"quick nervous movements"

Related terms: tense
2. [ adjective ] being in a tense state
Synonyms: restive edgy jumpy uptight jittery nervy overstrung in_suspense high-strung
Related terms: tense
3. [ adjective ] causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
Synonyms: uneasy unquiet anxious

"spent an anxious night waiting for the test results" "cast anxious glances behind her" "those nervous moments before takeoff" "an unquiet mind"

Related terms: troubled
4. [ adjective ] of or relating to the nervous system
Synonyms: neural

"nervous disease" "neural disorder"

Related terms: nervous_system nervous_system
5. [ adjective ] excited in anticipation
Synonyms: aflutter
Related terms: excited
6. [ adjective ] unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
Synonyms: spooky skittish
Related terms: excitable
Similar spelling:   nervously