nervous


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in a state of anxiety or uneasiness

feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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easily agitated

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causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

of or relating to the nervous system

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excited in anticipation

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unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

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My Aunt Jane," remarked Peter, "used to say that an old teacher of hers told her that when she was going to recite or speak in public she must just get it firmly into her mind that it was only a lot of cabbage heads she had before her, and she wouldn't be nervous.
One mightn't be nervous, but I don't think there would be much inspiration in reciting to cabbage heads," said the Story Girl decidedly.
So far so good, but there had been no hint of insanity, nor even of nervous collapse.
At first he meant to repaper the room, but afterwards he said that I was letting it get the better of me, and that nothing was worse for a nervous patient than to give way to such fancies.
He says that with my imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that I ought to use my will and good sense to check the tendency.
My own nervous system is an exceptionally sensitive one.
Well, well," said the resident patient, in a nervous fashion, "of course it is hard to say that.
Old woman; full feeder; nervous subject; palpitation of the heart; pressure on the brain; apoplexy; off she goes.
It was a nervous moment, and Rebecca's heart beat quick as she recognized the carriage; and as the two vehicles crossed each other in a line, she clasped her hands, and looked towards the spinster with a face of agonized attachment and devotion.
Give your evidence,' the King repeated angrily, `or I'll have you executed, whether you're nervous or not.
I was now so nervous with my own imaginings that I immediately drew my revolver.
That's all," he said presently, with a nervous laugh.
Just then a bell above the throne rang briskly, and the King gave another nervous jump.
Then Billina gave several loud "cluck-clucks" that seemed to make the fat little King MORE nervous than ever, and marched through the entrance into the enchanted palace.
But the same second he looked round at the young man, and gave the nervous jerk of his head and neck that Konstantin knew so well, as if his neckband hurt him; and a quite different expression, wild, suffering, and cruel, rested on his emaciated fact.