nervy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

nervy \nerv"y\ (n[~e]rv"[y^]), adjective [Compar. {nervier} (n[~e]rv"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {nerviest}.]

1. Strong; sinewy. "His nervy knees." --Keats.

2. Offensively bold or presumptuous; insolent; cheeky; pushy. [PJC]

3. Exhibiting courage or daring; bold; plucky. [PJC]

4. Nervous[6]; apprehensive; edgy[1]. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nervy

adjective

1: being in a tense state [syn: {edgy}, {high-strung}, {highly strung}, {jittery}, {jumpy}, {nervy}, {overstrung}, {restive}, {uptight}]

2: showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; "the nervy feats of mountaineers"

3: offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say" [syn: {brash}, {cheeky}, {nervy}]


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