nervousness nervousness  /ˈnɜr vəs nəs/


  1. (n) the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
  2. (n) an uneasy psychological state
  3. (n) a sensitive or highly strung temperament


  1. Shawn Johnson has an easy smile and confidence and rarely betrays the nervousness she says she feels at every competition.
  2. Like many Pakistanis caught between optimism and nervousness, I am constantly seeking sources of encouragement, signs that life here will continue to change for the better.
  3. There were the constant stomach pains to consider; there was the nervousness, the distractibility, the overwhelming need to be alone.


  1. European Markets Trimmed Gains After Employment Report

    The European markets began Friday's session in the green, taking a cue from the overnight performance in the U.S. and Asia. A report in The Wall Street Journal stated that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will act soon to quell investor fear on stimulus tapering. The subject has contributed to the nervousness of investors and the weakness in the markets this week. However, the European ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: RTT News

  2. The Dow Dove Below 15,000, but These Stocks Were Winners

    Nervousness about the overall condition of the market couldn't hold these stocks back.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Lake Forest's Cummins wins first pro bout

    COSTA MESA – Rachael Cummins is relaxed and calm as she stands in front of the second opponent of her pro career. She's beaten back the nervousness of fighting in front of nearly 1,500 spectators June 6 at The Hangar. She's successfully cut 12...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Saddleback Valley News


  1. "I think the system is basically sound, I truly do," Bush said. "I understand there's a lot of nervousness. The economy is growing. Productivity is high. Trade's up. People are working - it's not as good as we'd like. And to the extent that...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  2. "The first match is always very tiring," said Dunga. "There is a lot of nervousness and anxiety after a lot of training sessions. All of us want to score and not concede any goals."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Carlos Dunga Source: The Press Association

  3. "I think the nervousness which Boeing is showing in this affair and the propaganda campaign they have been waging in the last few days is because they are afraid that we will have a competitive offer on the tanker," Gallois said. "They know...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Louis Gallois Source: ABC News

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