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.
I'm sure he'll get a pretty good reception - but I hope we can unnerve him a little bit.
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.
An apparent attempt on Guinean president Lansana Conte's (above) life failed to unnerve him, a year after he won a third term in office.