Antonyms
Etymology

1. nervous

adjective. ['ˈnɝːvəs'] easily agitated.

Antonyms

  • comfortable

Etymology

  • nervosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)

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2. nervous

adjective. ['ˈnɝːvəs'] causing or fraught with or showing anxiety.

Synonyms

  • queasy
  • uneasy
  • anxious
  • troubled

Antonyms

  • restful
  • uneager
  • unconcerned
  • insensitive

Etymology

  • nervosus (Latin)
  • -osus (Latin)

3. strain

verb. ['ˈstreɪn'] to exert much effort or energy.

Synonyms

  • push
  • kill oneself
  • strive
  • reach
  • labour
  • drive
  • trouble oneself
  • bother
  • inconvenience oneself
  • overexert oneself
  • extend oneself
  • tug
  • trouble

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • fire
  • unemployment
  • decrease

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. strain

noun. ['ˈstreɪn'] (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.

Synonyms

  • overstrain

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. strain

verb. ['ˈstreɪn'] test the limits of.

Synonyms

  • rack
  • try
  • afflict

Antonyms

  • connected
  • original
  • overstock
  • understock

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. strain

noun. ['ˈstreɪn'] a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.

Synonyms

  • tune
  • theme
  • melodic line
  • signature tune
  • phrase
  • voice
  • flourish
  • glissando
  • leitmotiv
  • melodic theme
  • melody
  • musical theme
  • part
  • idea
  • air
  • roulade
  • fanfare
  • music
  • tucket
  • theme song
  • musical phrase
  • signature
  • line
  • melodic phrase

Antonyms

  • conception
  • wet
  • polyphonic music
  • monophony

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. strain

noun. ['ˈstreɪn'] difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.

Synonyms

  • stress

Antonyms

  • repel
  • push

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. strain

verb. ['ˈstreɪn'] use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.

Synonyms

  • use
  • task
  • utilize
  • employ
  • tax
  • extend
  • overstrain
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • defy
  • exempt
  • worst
  • best

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. strain

noun. ['ˈstreɪn'] (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress.

Synonyms

  • stress
  • nerves
  • tension
  • nervous strain
  • mental strain
  • nervousness

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • leave
  • walk
  • please

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. strain

noun. ['ˈstreɪn'] a special variety of domesticated animals within a species.

Synonyms

  • pedigree
  • variety
  • breed
  • species
  • animal group
  • bloodstock

Antonyms

  • monophonic music
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • estreindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • stringere (Latin)
  • streon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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