nerviest
nervy erv"y (n[~e]rv"[y^]), a. [Compar. {nervier} (n[~e]rv"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {nerviest}.] 1. Strong; sinewy. ``His nervy knees.'' --Keats. [1913 Webster]

2. Offensively bold or presumptuous; insolent; cheeky; pushy. [PJC]

3. Exhibiting courage or daring; bold; plucky. [PJC]

4. Nervous[6]; apprehensive; edgy[1]. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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