Definition of nervousness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɜːvəsnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɜːrvəsnəs//
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  1. 1the feeling of being anxious about something or afraid of something He tried to hide his nervousness.
  2. 2a tendency to get worried or frightened easily His inexperience and general nervousness make him unsuitable for the top job.
  3. opposite confidence