HyperDic: nervy

English > 3 senses of the word nervy:
ADJECTIVEallnervy, edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, overstrung, restive, uptightbeing in a tense state
allnervyshowing or requiring courage and contempt / contempt of danger
allnervy, brash, cheekyoffensively bold
nervy > pronunciation
Soundsner'viy
Rhymesanchovy ... wavy: 30 rhymes with viy...
English > nervy: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn a tense state.
Synonymsedgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, overstrung, restive, uptight
BroadertenseIn or of a state of physical or nervous tension
Spanishagobiado, inquieto, intranquilo, nerviosa, nervioso
Catalaninquiet, irritable, nerviós
English > nervy: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing or requiring courage and contempt / contempt of danger.
Example"the nervy feats of mountaineers"
Broaderboldfearless and daring
Spanishvaleroso
Catalancoratjós, valerós
Nounsnervethe courage to carry on
English > nervy: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningoffensively bold.
Example "a nervy thing to say"
Synonymsbrash, cheeky
BroaderforwardUsed of temperament or behavior
Spanishcaradura, descarado, fresco, irreflexivo
Catalandescarat, desvergonyit, fresc
Nounsnerveimpudent aggressiveness
Adverbsnervilyin a brash cheeky manner

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