Nervy vs Pervy - What's the difference?

nervy | pervy |


As adjectives the difference between nervy and pervy

is that nervy is (us) having nerve; bold; brazen while pervy is behaving or appearing like a sexual pervert.

nervy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (US) Having nerve; bold; brazen.
  • (British) Feeling nervous, anxious or agitated.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 9 , author=John Percy , title=Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report , work=the Telegraph citation , page= , passage= Blackpool continue to thrive on the adrenalin rush of the end-of-season shoot-out and are heading for a second Wembley date in two years after negotiating a nervy path past Birmingham.}}
  • (archaic) Strong; sinewy.
  • his nervy knees — Keats.

    Derived terms

    * nervily * nerviness

    pervy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Behaving or appearing like a sexual pervert.
  • Synonyms

    * perverted (more formal)