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nervous is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of nervous in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and i was also nervous because we always …”

meanings of nervous


  1. Of nerves.
  2. Of sinews and tendons.
  3. Affecting the nerves or nervous system.
  4. Full of sinews.
  5. Of a piece of writing, literary style etc.: forceful, powerful.
  6. Supplied with nerves; innervated.
  7. Having strong or prominent sinews; sinewy, muscular.
  8. Nervose.
  9. Easily agitated or alarmed; edgy, on edge.
  10. Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.

nervous frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word nervous occurs in english on average 34.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics nervous can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that nervous can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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