nervousness


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the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters

a sensitive or highly strung temperament

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Natasha felt offended by the hesitation she had noticed in the anteroom, by her father's nervousness, and by the unnatural manner of the princess who- she thought- was making a favor of receiving her, and so everything displeased her.
It was this very carefulness which attracted the black's attention to the thing, arousing a natural curiosity in the warrior's mind, and so it chanced that when the Belgian, in the nervousness of overcaution, fumbled the hidden article and dropped it, Mugambi saw it as it fell upon the ground, spilling a portion of its contents on the sward.
His oddness of speech, his gaucheries, his ignorances and nervousness had all been so lightly treated that they had been brushed away almost insensibly.
She seemed to be shaking in every limb, but not with nervousness.
He took her hand awkwardly, and he was almost speechless with nervousness.
It is merely nervousness," she said with chattering teeth.
She leaned her head wearily against his shoulder, and her body shivered with recurrent nervousness.
He could see no reason for it and attributed it to her nervousness.
One day, Jimmie came home, sat down in a chair and began to wriggle about with a new and strange nervousness.
He laughed very heartily indeed--so heartily that Pollyanna began to cry from pure nervousness.
The young lady thought the actual moment had arrived, and that Dobbin's nervousness which now came on and was visible in many twitchings of his face, in his manner of beating the ground with his great feet, in the rapid buttoning and unbuttoning of his frock-coat, &c.
She was right, for Levin actually could not bear her, and despised her for what she was proud of and regarded as a fine characteristic--her nervousness, her delicate contempt and indifference for everything coarse and earthly.
I am frightened," Saxon quavered huskily, with a half-sob of nervousness.
He had lost flesh, his eyes were hollow, and he frequently betrayed in small mannerisms a nervousness wholly new and unfamiliar to him.
But still there will be nervousness and people thinking if this will be small and a relief rally," Khokhar said, adding "there are some structural issues that are coming to the fore.