Synonyms for nervous

Synonyms for (adjective) nervous

Synonyms: spooky, skittish, flighty, nervous

Definition: unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Similar words: excitable

Definition: easily excited


Synonyms: aflutter, nervous

Definition: excited in anticipation

Similar words: excited

Definition: in an aroused state


Synonyms: nervous

Definition: easily agitated

Usage: a nervous addict; a nervous thoroughbred

Similar words: tense

Definition: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension


Synonyms: anxious, uneasy, queasy, unquiet, nervous

Definition: causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

Usage: spent an anxious night waiting for the test results; cast anxious glances behind her; those nervous moments before takeoff; an unquiet mind

Similar words: troubled

Definition: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

Usage: troubled areas; fell into a troubled sleep; a troubled expression; troubled teenagers