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nervy

1. Very anxious, easily distressed, or high-strung. I heard a gunshot in our neighborhood last night, and I've been horribly nervy ever since. The new intern is this nervy little mouse of a boy who leaps out of his chair if you so much as cough too loudly near him.
2. Daring or fearless; courageous. You've got to be pretty nervy to jump out of a plane and trust a little backpack to save your life. I've got to hand it to you, kid—that was a nervy move.

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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Bruce admitted there was a "lot of nerviness and edginess around" as Hull held out, even if Swansea were hardly peppering the Tigers' goal.
Bruce admitted there was a 'lot of nerviness and edginess around' as Hull held out, even if Swansea were hardly peppering the Tigers' goal.
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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.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholago-gues, carminatives, antispasmodics, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.