When someone is nervous, they are feeling anxious and uncomfortable. They may feel like they are going to lose control or that something is going to happen that they don't want to happen.

  • She was so nervous that she couldn't even speak.

  • He was feeling a lot of nervousness before the test.

Definition of nervousness


an uneasy psychological state




the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters


jitteriness, jumpiness, restiveness


a sensitive or highly strung temperament

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Example Sentences for nervousness

  • 1

    It is the direct stimulation of the nervous system.

  • 2

    Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system.

  • 3

    The meek girl started to be nervous.

  • 4

    It is what nourishes the nervous system and the brain.

  • 5

    Neurology is the study of diseases in the nervous system.

  • 6

    Neurophysiology is the study of nervous system function.

  • 7

    Physiology gives the laws of the nervous system.

  • 8

    Poliomyelitis is a disease of the central nervous system.

  • 9

    He is nervous and introverted, keeping to himself.

  • 10

    The functional unit of the nervous system is the neuron.