Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Offensively bold; Showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; Being in a tense state.

Usage examples (39)
  • Ian and David played well but Klim got off to a somewhat nervy start.
  • The nervy feats of mountaineers
  • Adjective, : a nervy thing to say; a nervy trick to pull. ,the nervy feats of the mountaineers. ,a hard, nervy physique
  • With some legitimacy you could call the nervy Texans in ... for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.