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nervosity

[nur-vos-i-tee] /nɜrˈvɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being nervous; nervousness.
Origin of nervosity
1605-1615
1605-15 in sense “strength”; nerv(ous) + -osity; compare Latin nervōsitās strength
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  • But at the same time his nervosity caused him to produce sometimes effects a trifle hard, a trifle harsh.

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