Definition of Nervousness

1. Noun. The anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters.

Exact synonyms: Jitteriness, Jumpiness, Restiveness
Generic synonyms: Anxiety
Derivative terms: Jittery, Jumpy, Nervous, Nervous, Restive



2. Noun. An uneasy psychological state. "He suffered an attack of nerves"

3. Noun. A sensitive or highly strung temperament.
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Temperament
Specialized synonyms: Queasiness, Restlessness, Uneasiness, Restiveness, Skittishness
Derivative terms: Nervous, Nervous

Definition of Nervousness

1. n. State or quality of being nervous.

Definition of Nervousness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being nervous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nervousness

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Medical Definition of Nervousness

1. Excessive excitability and irritability, with mental and physical unrest. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervousness

nervous exhaustion
nervous hit
nervous indigestion
nervous lobe
nervous lobe of hypophysis
nervous part of retina
nervous prostration
nervous strain
nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball
nervously
nervousness (current term)
nervousnesses
nervular
nervule
nervules
nervure
nervures
nervus
nervus abducens
nervus accessorius
nervus acusticus
nervus alveolaris inferior
nervus ampullaris anterior
nervus ampullaris lateralis
nervus ampullaris posterior

Literary usage of Nervousness

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

1. Great Pianists on Piano Playing: Study Talks with Foremost Virtuosos by James Francis Cooke (1917)
"Pathologists, nevertheless, acknowledge that there is a great amount of nervousness in America and this is not said in the way of being a slur upon the ..."

2. Journal of Social Science by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Frederick Stanley Root, American Social Science Association, Isaac Franklin Russell (1886)
"nervousness Is more and more regarded as an undesirable «*£ characteristic of ... It is well, therefore, for us to consider what is meant by nervousness; ..."

3. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1903)
"nervousness is a common result of fatigue, either general or local, ... Even when the nervousness is hereditary, it is always increased by these conditions. ..."

4. Journal of Social Science: Containing the Proceedings of the American by American Social Science Association, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Frederick Stanley Root (1886)
"nervousness is more and more regarded as an undesirable characteristic of our ... It is well, therefore, for us to consider what is meant by nervousness; ..."

5. Fundamentals of Child Study: A Discussion of Instincts and Other Factors in by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1907)
"nervousness is a common result of fatigue, either general or local, ... Even when the nervousness is hereditary, it is always increased by these conditions. ..."

6. Differential diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"Thus, for example, nervousness may be— (a) Motor, wholly or largely. The patient may have what is called "the fidgets," and be unable to keep still or to ..."

7. The Physiology of Faith and Fear: Or, The Mind in Health and Disease by William Samuel Sadler (1912)
"WHAT IS nervousness? That physical and mental condition commonly known as nervousness can ... Many conditions of so-called nervousness are primarily due to ..."

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