- possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. - Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by
strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous
writer. - Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as,
nervous excitement; a nervous fever. - Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited;
subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily
agitated or annoyed. - Sensitive; excitable; timid.