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We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
E. L. Doctorow

Meaning of "nervy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NERVY

nervy  [ˈnɜːvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NERVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nervy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NERVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of nervy in the English dictionary

The first definition of nervy in the dictionary is tense or apprehensive. Other definition of nervy is having or needing bravery or endurance. Nervy is also brash or cheeky.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NERVY


ave
ˈɑːvɪ
carvy
ˈkɑːvɪ
cavo-relievi
ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvɪ
curvy
ˈkɜːvɪ
Donleavy
dɒnˈliːvɪ
Garvey
ˈɡɑːvɪ
garvie
ˈɡɑːvɪ
groovy
ˈɡruːvɪ
Harvey
ˈhɑːvɪ
jarvey
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
jarvie
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
Mohave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
Mojave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
movie
ˈmuːvɪ
peavey
ˈpiːvɪ
peavy
ˈpiːvɪ
pervy
ˈpɜːvɪ
poovy
ˈpuːvɪ
scurvy
ˈskɜːvɪ
topsy-turvy
ˈtɒpsɪˈtɜːvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NERVY

nerviest
nervily
nervine
nerviness
nerving
nervosity
nervous
nervous breakdown
nervous energy
nervous exhaustion
nervous Nellie
nervous system
nervous wreck
nervously
nervousness
nervular
nervule
nervuration
nervure

WORDS THAT END LIKE NERVY

anchovy
bevy
chevy
Davy
divvy
envy
gravy
heavy
ivy
levy
navvy
navy
poison ivy
privy
Royal Navy
savvy
superheavy
the navy
top-heavy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of nervy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NERVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nervy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nervy

Translation of «nervy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NERVY

Find out the translation of nervy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nervy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nervy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肌肉发达
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nervy
570 millions of speakers

English

nervy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ज़ोरदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عصبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нервный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nervosa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থিরমস্তিষ্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

audacieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saraf
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nervös
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神経質な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신경질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nervy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hay giận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வலிமையுடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिंताग्रस्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gergin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nervoso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nerwowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нервовий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nerușinat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νευριασμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

koel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nervy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nervøs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nervy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NERVY»

The term «nervy» is regularly used and occupies the 62.352 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NERVY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nervy

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2 QUOTES WITH «NERVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nervy.
1
E. L. Doctorow
We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
2
Catherine Jinks
I'm a very nervy kind of person, who finds it almost impossible to relax.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NERVY»

Discover the use of nervy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nervy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Straight and Curvy, Meek and Nervy: More about Antonyms
Rhyming text and illustrations provide examples of antonyms.
Brian P. Cleary, 2011
2
The Churchman
“Do you mean that imp of a Nervy Johns? Why, she's the plague of the whole Court, she and that Timmy Ryan. An' they're always playin' tricks. Why 'twas only a month ago she took your lasts and sailed 'em down the gutter!" “ 'Twas in play.
‎1909
3
The White Elephant: A Monthly Magazine of Original Stories...
“I went and bought you that sewin' machine—jes' f' you, Nervy—an' a bran new stove, too—f' you, Nervy—jes' f' you. Nobody says I was good to you. Nervy, was I mean t' you, Nervy ?” he sobbingly implored. - “It ain't no use 0' talkin' t' daid ...
‎1896
4
Transatlantic Tales
MLLE. DE NERvY (advancing, her tone almost aggressive)—When there is no publicity, then the fault is less grave? YOLANDE (a little embarrassed)— Undoubtedly! MLLE. DE NERvY—That is not my opinion. I do not know of what sin you are ...
‎1905
5
Nervy the Ghost
Bernadette Reece was born in Birmingham, England in 1959.
Bernadette Reece, Berni, 2004
6
Where the River Ends
His eyes narrowed on Nervy. “Ellswood Maxwell Lamont Augustus the Third." N ervy stood up. The judge dropped the papers in front of him and folded his hands across his desk. “Nervy, I thought I told you I didnlt want to ever see you in my ...
Charles Martin, 2011
7
The Saturday Evening Post
You got speed, control, curves—everything? " “I've got everything— but an interest in the money you're going to win," said' Nervy. Lefkowitz was astonished. “Ain't twenty dollars enough for you—and ten for your friend here—and carfare?
‎1915
8
School and Playground
Nervy scampered along with the rest, and they pushed and pulled, and tore their dresses, and some of the little girls tumbled into the water. But NervyNervy met with the greatest misfortune. For her mother's gold chain caught in the tree ...
Howard Pyle, 1891
9
Tall Tales of the Devil's Apron
Anyhow he ob-jected to his son, Herbert Hoover, a-marryin' Seven-Britches' gal, but Bizz'ness Bill's wife, Nervy, she had other idees bekaze she liked the gal. " Nervy!" I ejaculated. "That's a peculiar name, too." "Short fer Minervy, but ever' body ...
Herbert M. Sutherland, 1988
10
Gleanings in Bee Culture
"Now. I am just curious to know what happened, Mr. Griggs. You didn't take a pocketful of bees to church with you, I hope?" " No, Mr. Rambler, it was worse than that — worse than that." "Now, My-nervy, I wish you'd keep still about that matter.
‎1899

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NERVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nervy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Nervy markets
A few days out of the office and not a huge amount has happened in the world of the FX markets, but the action has clearly been more in the ... «FX-MM, Jul 15»
2
Cobie Smulders copes with an Unexpected pregnancy in this very …
Anyone anticipating the sort of nervy, uninhibited, aggressively uncommercial work that the Swanbergs used to produce, however, is likely to ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jul 15»
3
'Paper Towns' movie review: Teen-lit mystery-romance takes aim at …
... the film is most interesting as a perspective on adolescence in which all the girls are more mature, nervy and perceptive than any of the boys, ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
4
Infidelity Is Steeped In Suspense In 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'
... not Kay's parents will stay together or divorce, she does something nervy right in the middle of this novel: she inserts a glimpse into the future. «KCUR, Jul 15»
5
Fran Kirby's new side beat Reading FC Women in the FA Women's …
"It was a little bit nervy and we were a little bit slow out the blocks, just getting used to their formation, but into the next 15 or 20 minutes we did ... «getreading, Jul 15»
6
India tour of Sri Lanka: Meet Virat Kohli and his band of 14 for tour
After making a 'nervy' return to Test cricket in Bangladesh, Harbhajan should be much more confident on his second return assignment. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
Real Madrid manager "100 percent" sure Ramos will stay with club
The 20-year-old took a nervy first touch in Sky Blue - falling over the ball - but quickly bounced back to score inside of three minutes. «Xinhua, Jul 15»
8
FC Astra Giurgiu 0-0 (1-0 agg) Inverness: Caley Thistle bow out
The Scottish Cup holders made the better chances in a nervy match but lacked a cutting edge up front and the hosts hung on to see out a ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
9
Reading 2-3 Chelsea
"It was a little bit nervy and we were a little bit slow out the blocks, just getting used to their formation, but into the next 15 or 20 minutes we did ... «The FA, Jul 15»
10
Celtic goal hero Nir Bitton: We panicked after Icemen opened scoring
That will be a test for the Parkhead club, but Bitton is just happy to be there after what for a time was a nervy night. Bitton said: "I'm really happy. «Glasgow Evening Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nervy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nervy>. Jul 2021 ».
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