Pronunciation: (nûr'vus),[key] —adj. 1. highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress. 2. of or pertaining to the nerves: nervous tension. 3. affecting the nerves: nervous diseases. 4. suffering from, characterized by, or originating in disordered nerves.
5. characterized by or attended with acute uneasiness or apprehension: a nervous moment for us all. 6. having or containing nerves.
7. sinewy or strong.
8. Archaic.vigorous or spirited.