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synonyms for nervous

  • afraid
  • agitated
  • annoyed
  • apprehensive
  • concerned
  • edgy
  • fussy
  • hesitant
  • hysterical
  • irritable
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • shaky
  • shy
  • skittish
  • spooked
  • tense
  • timid
  • uneasy
  • uptight
  • volatile
  • weak
  • basket case
  • bothered
  • distressed
  • disturbed
  • excitable
  • fidgety
  • fitful
  • flustered
  • high-strung
  • nervy
  • neurotic
  • on edge
  • overwrought
  • querulous
  • restive
  • ruffled
  • sensitive
  • shrinking
  • snappish
  • solicitous
  • taut
  • timorous
  • troubled
  • twitchy
  • unrestful
  • unstrung
  • upset
  • wired
  • worried
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antonyms for nervous

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  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • certain
  • collected
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • easy-going
  • extroverted
  • fearless
  • firm
  • happy
  • laid-back
  • sufficient
  • sure
  • unafraid
  • uncaring
  • unwavering
  • unworried
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How to use nervous in a sentence

So I went through training for about a year of meditation work, of breath work, of learning restorative yoga poses, learning the difference between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
HOW YOGA GOT OGE EGBUONU INTO FILMMAKINGDANIEL MALLOYOCTOBER 6, 2020OZY
The 12-point form has made many families nervous, and special education attorneys Huntsberry spoke with said there is some cause for concern.
MORNING REPORT: PROP. 15 IS BREAKING DEMS’ BRAINSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOOCTOBER 6, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Democrats, who went to court immediately to challenge this, saw it as evidence that Republicans are nervous.
THE TRAILER: THE SEVEN POLITICAL STATES OF TEXASDAVID WEIGELOCTOBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Poor glucose control, the hallmark of diabetes, can lead to all sorts of issues with the kidney, heart, liver, and nervous system.
ALL THE CONDITIONS WE KNOW INCREASE YOUR RISK OF DYING FROM COVID-19SARA KILEY WATSONOCTOBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
If I’m going to put myself in the shoes of a 19-year-old, I might be nervous to tell someone like me who I was hanging out with as well.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A CONTACT TRACER? WE SPOKE WITH 3 TO FIND OUT.BY LOGAN JAFFEOCTOBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
Conklin’s business got a PPP loan, having seen revenues drop roughly 50% during the pandemic, but with winter coming, she’s nervous.
WHAT SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS NEED FROM THE 2020 ELECTIONANNE SRADERSSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Instead, retirees nervous about Prospect’s purchase were shown a PowerPoint presentation stating that Prospect’s one-time contribution would “stabilize plan assets.”
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
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It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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