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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
nervy \nerv"y\ (n[~e]rv"[y^]), a. [Compar. nervier
(n[~e]rv"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. nerviest.]
1. Strong; sinewy. "His nervy knees." --Keats.
2. Offensively bold or presumptuous; insolent; cheeky; pushy.
3. Exhibiting courage or daring; bold; plucky.
4. Nervous; apprehensive; edgy.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: being in a tense state [syn: edgy, high-strung,
highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy,
overstrung, restive, uptight]
2: showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; "the
nervy feats of mountaineers"
3: offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old
rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"
[syn: brash, cheeky, nervy]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
127 Moby Thesaurus words for "nervy":
agitated, all nerves, apprehensive, beefy, biggety, bluff, bold,
bouncing, brash, bulldoggish, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocky,
contemptuous, crusty, derisive, discomposed, disquieted,
disrespectful, disturbed, doughty, edgy, excitable, excited, facy,
fearful, feverish, fidgety, flip, flippant, flurried, flustered,
forceful, forcible, forcy, forward, fresh, frightened,
full-blooded, full-strength, gally, game, gamy, goosey, gratuitous,
gritty, gutsy, gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty,
hefty, high-strung, husky, impertinent, impudent, iron-hard,
irritable, jerky, jittery, jumpy, lusty, malapert, mettlesome,
mighty, nerves on edge, nervous, obstinate, on edge, overstrung,
panicky, pert, pertinacious, perturbed, plucky, potent, powerful,
puissant, red-blooded, resolute, restive, restless, robust,
robustious, rude, ruffled, rugged, sassy, saucy, shaken, shaken up,
smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, spirited, spiritful, spooky,
spunky, stalwart, steely, stirred up, stout, strapping, strong,
strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy,
tenacious, tense, tough, troubled, troublous, turbulent, twitchy,
twittery, uncalled-for, uneasy, unpeaceful, unquiet, unrestful,
upset, uptight, vigorous, wise-ass
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