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synonyms for nervy

  • cheeky
  • crass
  • crude
  • forward
  • fresh
  • impudent
  • inconsiderate
  • pert
  • plucky
  • rude
  • sassy
  • smart
  • smart-alecky
  • wise
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antonyms for nervy

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  • afraid
  • modest
  • shy
  • timid
  • unwilling
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How to use nervy in a sentence

The bodega owner had to be able to rap, which wasn’t necessarily a common skill among aspiring Broadway stars at the time — but it was one Miranda had, in addition to a nervy, rangy stage presence that worked well with the show’s underdog energy.
HOW IN THE HEIGHTS WENT FROM A STUDENT MUSICAL TO ONE OF THE SUMMER’S BIGGEST MOVIESCONSTANCE GRADYJUNE 11, 2021VOX
The nervy electricity and joy of the film, arriving at this moment in time, are an unbeatable combo.
THE LONG-AWAITED IN THE HEIGHTS MOVIE IS ELECTRIFYING AND PERFECTLY TIMEDALISSA WILKINSONMAY 21, 2021VOX
Nervy as men are made, MacRae worshiped at the shrine of an even break, a square deal for friend or foe.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He must be getting nervy, he thought, and continued his inspection of the wallet.
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
The magistrate of Esifeni was not a timid man, but the monotony of life at his remote post rather tended to make him “nervy.”
FORGING THE BLADESBERTRAM MITFORD
He was one of the gregarious sort, a loud talker, nervy really, very familiar with all the passengers.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
Oh, ho, I see you are not as nervy as I thought, there was a mischievous glint in his merry black eyes.
BLUE ROBIN, THE GIRL PIONEERRENA I. HALSEY
Thus—with his heart beating like a trip-hammer—“Josh,” the nervy one—walked down the cobbled street outside of the “Old Mill.”
FAMOUS PRIVATEERSMEN AND ADVENTURERS OF THE SEACHARLES H. L. JOHNSTON
It was a nervy thing for anyone to do, to come in here and carry off our chair.
THE WINNING TOUCHDOWNLESTER CHADWICK
These and other matters contrived to make "Sir Richard" nervy.
REMARKABLE ROGUESCHARLES KINGSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO NERVY

  • assertory
  • bold
  • brassy
  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • come on
  • domineering
  • dynamic
  • energetic
  • enterprising
  • flip
  • forceful
  • fresh
  • get up and go
  • go after
  • hard sell
  • imperious
  • masterful
  • militant
  • nervy
  • pushing
  • pushy
  • sassy
  • shooting from the hip
  • smart
  • smart alecky
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • vigorous
  • zealous
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