ner·vous /ˈnɝvəs/ 形容詞
1. Possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. “Nervous arms.”
2. Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer.
3. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever.
4. Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.
Poor, weak, nervous creatures. --Cheyne.
5. Sensitive; excitable; timid.
Our aristocratic class does not firmly protest against the unfair treatment of Irish Catholics, because it is nervous about the land. --M. Arnold.
Nervous fever Med., a low form of fever characterized by great disturbance of the nervous system, as evinced by delirium, or stupor, disordered sensibility, etc.
Nervous system Anat., the specialized coordinating apparatus which endows animals with sensation and volition. In vertebrates it is often divided into three systems: the central, brain and spinal cord; the peripheral, cranial and spinal nerves; and the sympathetic. See Brain, Nerve, Spinal cord, under Spinal, and Sympathetic system, under Sympathetic, and Illust. in Appendix.
Nervous temperament, a condition of body characterized by a general predominance of mental manifestations.
adj 1: easily agitated; "quick nervous movements"
2: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an
anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious
glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before
takeoff"; "an unquiet mind" [syn: anxious, uneasy, unquiet]
3: of or relating to the nervous system; "nervous disease";
"neural disorder" [syn: neural]
4: excited in anticipation [syn: aflutter]
5: unpredictably excitable (especially of horses) [syn: skittish,