Synonyms for nervousness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nur-vuhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɜr vəs

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Définition of nervousness

Origin :
  • c.1400, "affecting the sinews," from Latin nervosus "sinewy, vigorous," from nervus "sinew, nerve" (see nerve). Meaning "of or belonging to the nerves" in the modern sense is from 1660s. Meaning "suffering disorder of the nervous system" is from 1734; illogical sense "restless, agitated, lacking nerve" is 1740. Widespread popular use as a euphemism for mental forced the medical community to coin neurological to replace it in the older sense. Nervous wreck first attested 1862. Related: Nervously; nervousness.
  • noun anxious state
Example sentences :
  • It is nothing but nervousness and fright at that horrible firing.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Suddenly she tore it open, her hands unsteady with nervousness.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • A cold rage of nervousness beset her, so overpowering that she herself was amazed at it.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • She misunderstood: he laughed, but his nervousness was genuine.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Lately, he had half confessed to her what a nervousness she had produced.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Doubtless the very controlling of the nervousness helped it.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various
  • He was very delicate and afflicted with nervousness that amounted to insanity at times.
  • Extract from : « Graded Poetry: Second Year » by Various
  • In a Parisian green-room a new performer was complaining of nervousness.
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various
  • Maybe, now that the time had come for the meeting, some feeling of nervousness was growing.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • This is often a result of onanism, nervousness or constipation.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel

Antonyms for nervousness

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