unnerve


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un·nerve

 (ŭn-nûrv′)
tr.v. un·nerved, un·nerv·ing, un·nerves
To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose: "It unnerved him to think that she would be at the supper-table, looking up at him while he spoke with her critical quizzing eyes" (James Joyce).

un·nerv′ing·ly adv.

unnerve

(ʌnˈnɜːv)
vb
(tr) to cause to lose courage, strength, confidence, self-control, etc

un•nerve

(ʌnˈnɜrv)

v.t. -nerved, -nerv•ing.
to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence; upset.
[1595–1605]

unnerve


Past participle: unnerved
Gerund: unnerving

Imperative
unnerve
unnerve
Present
I unnerve
you unnerve
he/she/it unnerves
we unnerve
you unnerve
they unnerve
Preterite
I unnerved
you unnerved
he/she/it unnerved
we unnerved
you unnerved
they unnerved
Present Continuous
I am unnerving
you are unnerving
he/she/it is unnerving
we are unnerving
you are unnerving
they are unnerving
Present Perfect
I have unnerved
you have unnerved
he/she/it has unnerved
we have unnerved
you have unnerved
they have unnerved
Past Continuous
I was unnerving
you were unnerving
he/she/it was unnerving
we were unnerving
you were unnerving
they were unnerving
Past Perfect
I had unnerved
you had unnerved
he/she/it had unnerved
we had unnerved
you had unnerved
they had unnerved
Future
I will unnerve
you will unnerve
he/she/it will unnerve
we will unnerve
you will unnerve
they will unnerve
Future Perfect
I will have unnerved
you will have unnerved
he/she/it will have unnerved
we will have unnerved
you will have unnerved
they will have unnerved
Future Continuous
I will be unnerving
you will be unnerving
he/she/it will be unnerving
we will be unnerving
you will be unnerving
they will be unnerving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unnerving
you have been unnerving
he/she/it has been unnerving
we have been unnerving
you have been unnerving
they have been unnerving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unnerving
you will have been unnerving
he/she/it will have been unnerving
we will have been unnerving
you will have been unnerving
they will have been unnerving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unnerving
you had been unnerving
he/she/it had been unnerving
we had been unnerving
you had been unnerving
they had been unnerving
Conditional
I would unnerve
you would unnerve
he/she/it would unnerve
we would unnerve
you would unnerve
they would unnerve
Past Conditional
I would have unnerved
you would have unnerved
he/she/it would have unnerved
we would have unnerved
you would have unnerved
they would have unnerved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unnerve - disturb the composure ofunnerve - disturb the composure of    
unman - cause to lose one's nerve; "an unmanning experience"
discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, disconcert - cause to lose one's composure

unnerve

unnerve

verb
To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of:
Translations
يوهِن العَزيمَه
vynervovatzdeptat
gøre nervøs
hermostuahermostuttaalamauttaa
trikdyti
atnemt drosmiuztraukt
zdeptať
cesaretini/azmini kırmak

unnerve

[ˈʌnˈnɜːv] VTdesconcertar

unnerve

[ˌʌnˈnɜːrv] vttroubler
to be unnerved by sth → être troublé(e) par qch

unnerve

vtentnerven; (gradually) → zermürben; (= discourage) speakerentmutigen; unnerved by their reactiondurch ihre Reaktion aus der Ruhe gebracht

unnerve

[ʌnˈnɜːv] vt (subj, accident) → sgomentare; (hostile attitude) → bloccare; (experience) → far sentire disagio

unnerve

(ˌanˈneː(r)v) verb
to make someone feel nervous or discouraged. The look on his face unnerved her.
unnerving adjective
an unnerving silence/experience.
References in classic literature ?
As he did it he avoided glancing at the sleeper, but not lest pity should unnerve him; merely to avoid spilling.
A senior source said: "We needed to unnerve militants - and it went well."
that touch the skin of those whose skinned bodies would unnerve us.
Dippenr stated that South Africa must be prepared to face Australia as the Tasman side will target Smith and De Villiers, adding that if they could unnerve them and dismiss them cheaply, it will have a significant psychological impact on the rest of the South African team.
People who typically don't get distressed by routine events that unnerve others seem to have a lower likelihood of dementia in old age, concludes a study in the Jan.