ADJ. considerable, extreme, great With great nervousness she followed him. | increasing | slight | initial
VERB + NERVOUSNESS feel | betray, show (signs of) She managed to speak without betraying her nervousness. | cover, hide She laughed to hide her nervousness. | overcome | sense I could sense his nervousness.
PREP. from ~ I was babbling from nervousness. | out of ~ He found himself chattering away out of nervousness. | ~ about her nervousness about working with children | ~ at He felt some nervousness at the prospect of meeting her.
PHRASES a sign of nervousness Adjusting your tie is often a sign of nervousness.