Student Thesaurus

One entry found for nervous.
Entry Word: nervous
Function: adjective
Text: 1 feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty <he was nervous about how he would do at the varsity basketball tryouts>
Synonyms aflutter, anxious, dithery, edgy, het up, hung up, jittery, jumpy, nervy, perturbed, tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, worried
Related Words aggrieved, bothered, concerned, disquieted, distraught, distressed, disturbed; apprehensive, foreboding, hesitant, misgiving; fretful, fretting, stewing, vexed; qualmish, qualmy; flustered, twittered, undone, unnerved, unstrung; obsessed, preoccupied, restless; fidgety, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, skittish, spooky
Phrases keyed up, on edge, on pins and needles
Near Antonyms confident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; controlled, self-controlled
Antonyms calm, collected, cool, easy, nerveless, relaxed
2 marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings <a nervous silence filled the room as the teacher handed out the graded exams>
Synonyms agitating, anxious, disquieting, distressful, distressing, disturbing, restless, tense, unnerving, unsettling, worrisome
Related Words bothersome, troublesome; foreboding, misgiving; discouraging, disheartening, strained; restive, restless, unrestful; awkward, embarrassing
Near Antonyms restful; pacific
Antonyms calming, comfortable, easy, peaceful, quiet, quieting, tranquil
3 easily excited by nature <a nervous sort of person, she's completely thrown by anything unexpected> -- see EXCITABLE