Definition of Nervy

1. Adjective. Being in a tense state.

2. Adjective. Showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger. "The nervy feats of mountaineers"
Similar to: Bold
Derivative terms: Nerve

3. Adjective. Offensively bold. "A nervy thing to say"
Exact synonyms: Brash, Cheeky
Similar to: Forward
Derivative terms: Brashness, Cheek, Cheekiness, Nerve

Definition of Nervy

1. a. Strong; sinewy.

Definition of Nervy

1. Adjective. (American English) Having nerve; bold; brazen. ¹

2. Adjective. (British) Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) Strong; sinewy. ¹

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Definition of Nervy

1. impudent [adj NERVIER, NERVIEST] - See also: impudent

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervy

nervus thoracodorsalis
nervus tibialis
nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus
nervus vascularis
nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus
nervy (current term)
nesne yönelimli

Literary usage of Nervy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Limeratomy: A Compendium of Universal Knowledge for the More Perfect by Anthony Henderson Euwer (1917)
"I guess it was prob'ly Because I was wobbly — And he'd the complete nervy system." In the constellation of the nervy system will likewise be found the ..."

2. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"Characteristics of Bank Sneak-Thieves — Rogues of Education and Address — nervy Criminals of Unlimited Cheek — How Bank Thie\ Work — Some of their Exploits ..."

3. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"Hl lt ' ,> rr ' (T1 , 1 Ч Well strung, strong, vigorous; relating to the nerves; having weak or diseased nerves. NEWFANGLED, nu-fang'gld. a. (405) nervy ..."

4. The Chronicles of Aunt Minervy Ann by Joel Chandler Harris (1899)
"Bimeby, he 'low, ' 'nervy'—he allers call me 'nervy—' 'nervy, ... He 'low, ' 'nervy, don't you know dem folks in yander'll think you b'long to um? ..."

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