nervous

adjective

Dialects

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Origin

Late Middle English (in the senses ‘containing nerves’ and ‘relating to the nerves’): from Latin nervosus ‘sinewy, vigorous’, from nervus ‘sinew’ (see nerve). nervous (sense 1) dates from the mid 18th century.

Pronunciation

  • nervous /ˈnəːvəs/