nervy nervy  /ˈnɜr vi/


  1. (adj) being in a tense state
  2. (adj) showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
  3. (adj) offensively bold


  1. For first timers, Chungking Mansionswith its baying touts and shabby surroundsis a nervy experience.
  2. That a government should literally poison its citizens, and that a terrorist should be considered a hero, is a pretty nervy premise for a mainstream film.
  3. Those were nervy days in the Philippines.


  • Khamenei wants no one to jolt his power in Iran vote

    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - Five days from Iran's presidential election, these are nervy times for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who as only the second Supreme Leader in the Islamic Republic's 34-year history answers to God and not voters. The Shi'ite cleric was bruised by the protests that exploded after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 2009 re-election and then affronted by the unruly ambitions of the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We didn't shoot ourselves in the foot this time," Wenger said. "It was a nervy game because we didn't finish things off. We played with the handbrake on because of our recent history but there have been times when we have played well and...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Arsene Wenger Source:

  2. "I knew it was never going to be plain sailing and there were a few nervy points along the way," said Henman. "But it's these type of games that are always nice to come through. I didn't play my best but when I needed to, I came through."
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: Tim Henman Source:

  3. "It was a nervy match but still a job well done," said Gerrard, who was hit by an object from the Marseille fans while taking a corner at the end of the first half. "We wanted all three points and a clean sheet and we got both of those. It...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Steven Gerrard Source: International Herald Tribune

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