possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.
- Of or relating to the nerves or nervous system: nervous tissue.
- Stemming from or affecting the nerves or nervous system: a nervous disorder.
- Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
- Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension: nervous moments before takeoff.
- Vigorous in style or feeling; spirited: "the nervous thrust of a modern creation” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
- Archaic Strong; sinewy.