nervy

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nervy

1. mod. nervous. Mary is so nervy. Anything will set her off.
2. mod. daring; courageous. Don’t get nervy with me!
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It took over two minutes for STM to open the scoring while both teams continued to exhibit nerviness by continuously committing unnecessary fouls.
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From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholagogues, carminatives, antispasmodics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals, and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.
Perhaps it was the exertions of the crucial midweek victory over Rangers, or the nerviness of knowing one mistake could destroy their title dream.
Conman stories ought to work because, despite the damage done by the ruse, we marvel at the nerviness on display.
The Addams Family star, who plays a wild sex addict in the movie, used her diet to create the right look as well as the right nerviness.