Nervous and Unstable


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Nervous adjective – Easily excited by nature.
Usage example: a nervous sort of person, she's completely thrown by anything unexpected

Unstable and nervous are semantically related in tense topic. In some cases you can use "Unstable" instead an adjective "Nervous".
Nearby Words: nerve, nervy, nervously
Synonyms for Nervous


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Unstable adjective – Not being in or able to maintain a state of balance.
Nervous and unstable are semantically related in tense topic. Sometimes you can use "Nervous" instead an adjective "Unstable".
Nearby Word: unstably
Synonyms for Unstable

Things that words describes

person nervous person unstable person
girl nervous girl unstable girl
character nervous character unstable character
man nervous man unstable man
Other nouns: guy, woman, teenager, member, nature, wreck, personality, father, soldier, behavior.

Both words in one sentence

  • Many interpret Wharton as Ethan, her lover as Mattie, and her husband (who apparently had a nervous breakdown or was mentally unstable) as Zeena.
  • Film / Paranormal Activity Nervous Wreck: As the paranormal encounters get worse throughout the movie Katie becomes more and more emotionally unstable.
  • Ripley, although Sestero tries to nudge him toward seeing anything else specifically because he worries that the unstable Wiseau will see too much of himself in the title character and have a nervous breakdown.
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