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Adjective: nervy (nervier,nerviest)  nur-vee
  1. Being in a tense state
    "nervy parents are sensitive themselves";
    - edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, overstrung, restive, uptight [informal], squirrelly [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. Showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    "the nervy feats of mountaineers"
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] Offensively bold
    "a nervy thing to say";
    - brash, cheeky

Derived forms: nerviest, nervier

See also: bold, forward, tense