Definition of Nervy in English :

Define Nervy in English

Nervy meaning in English

Meaning of Nervy in English

Pronunciation of Nervy in English

Nervy pronunciation in English

Pronounce Nervy in English


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2. nervy

showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger

Example Sentences:
'the nervy feats of mountaineers'

3. brash, cheeky, nervy

offensively bold

Example Sentences:
'a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club'
'a nervy thing to say'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


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adjectiveWord forms: nervier or nerviest
1. British informal
tense or apprehensive
having or needing bravery or endurance
3. US and Canadian informal
brash or cheeky
4. archaic
muscular; sinewy

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see synonyms of nervy
adjectiveWord forms: ˈnervier or ˈnerviest
1.  Rare
strong; vigorous; sinewy
2.  British
nervous; excitable; jittery
full of courage; bold
4.  US, Informal
rudely bold; brazen; impudent

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adj. nerv·i·er, nerv·i·est
1. Arrogantly impudent; brazen.
2. Showing or requiring courage and fortitude; bold.
3. Chiefly British Jumpy; nervous.
4. Archaic Full of muscular force; sinewy.

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