Definition of Nervous strain

1. Noun. (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress. "The mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"

Exact synonyms: Mental Strain, Strain
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Nerves, Nervousness
Specialized synonyms: Stress, Tenseness, Tension

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervous Strain

nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
nervous asthenopia
nervous asthma
nervous breakdown
nervous breakdowns
nervous colon syndrome
nervous disorder
nervous dyspepsia
nervous exhaustion
nervous hit
nervous indigestion
nervous lobe
nervous lobe of hypophysis
nervous part of retina
nervous prostration
nervous strain (current term)
nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball

Literary usage of Nervous strain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mrs. Maybrick's Own Story: My Fifteen Lost Years by Florence Elizabeth Chandler Maybrick (1904)
"... nervous strain OF THEIR DUTIES The hours of work are long, the nervous strain is incessant. I could wish that those in high places showed a little more ..."

2. Elements of Hygiene and Sanitation: Being Part II of "The Human Mechanism by Theodore Hough, William Thompson Sedgwick (1907)
"What causes nervous strain ? — The nervous system, in common with all other organs of the body, is unfavorably affected by unwholesome conditions or acts of ..."

3. Personnel Relations in Industry by Algie Martin Simons (1921)
"Overwork and nervous strain When the environment has been made as attractive as is profitably possible, there will still remain much to be done to make the ..."

4. Report of the Social Survey Committee of the Consumers' League of Oregon on by Edwin Vincent O'Hara (1913)
"Another industry employing a large number of girls noted for the nervous strain it causes is the telephone system. To the credit of the Telephone Company it ..."

5. America and the New Era: A Symposium on Social Reconstruction by Elisha M. Friedman (1920)
"... XXVIII nervous strain AND MENTAL HYGIENE BY E. DAVID FRIEDMAN 1 Adjunct Neurologist, Bellevue and Mt. Sinai Hospitals; Instructor in Neuropathology, ..."

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