nervousness


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nervousness

[′nər·vəs·nəs]
(psychology)
Hyperexcitability of the nervous system; characterized generally by restless or impulsive behavior, shaken mental poise, and an uncomfortable awareness of self.
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Courtney Whithorn was a victim of bullying at school and took to the habit of nail biting out of nervousness. In 2014, she bit her thumb nail clean off which later turned cancerous, reported Mirror.co.uk.
The formerManchester Unitedcentre-back said on BT Sport: "The only slight worry I would have is I sense a nervousness and a team sitting there passing the buck at times.
'Will I be able to do it?', 'What if I fail?', 'What will others think?', 'Will others like it?' These kinds of pointless doubts often arise in my mind due to nervousness and they make me doubt myself.
Monday, the PDP said such nervousness in what it called the deflated party has led to a renewed attempt at smear campaign with spurious allegations against our Presidential candidate; 'a defeatist approach that shows that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are afraid of the Atiku candidacy and have reached their wits end, well ahead of the elections.'
Practically dying of nervousness. If I saw you I probably wouldn't recognize you even if you were Kuya Chet!'
She's concealing her internal thoughts (likely nervousness) by keeping her emotions at bay," Constantine added.
Walking up the aisle by herself, I looked for every smallest sign of suppressed anxiety and nervousness - there was absolutely nothing.
The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued public warnings on the use of dietary supplements due to their alarming side effects including sharp drop in blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, rapid heartbeat.
An officer lacked reasonable suspicion to prolong an early-morning traffic stop, despite the apparent nervousness of the driver and passenger, the driver's claim that he'd just purchased the vehicle despite being unemployed, and evidence of a long-distance trip inconsistent with the driver's account of where he'd been that night.
Chief executive Stephen Isherwood said: "Over the last couple of years the recruitment season has been heavily influenced by the Brexit vote and nervousness over the economy, but we're now seeing a return to normal state of play."
"Before any show airs, any creative person experiences a nervousness and so I think that nervousness can manifest itself in a variety of ways.
Meanwhile, Ryan previously admitted he was "in a constant state of nervousness" working alongside Harrison.