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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.
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unnerving

(ʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ)
adj
making one feel worried or uncomfortable
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unnerving - inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
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unnerving

adjective disconcerting, disturbing, upsetting, embarrassing, awkward, distracting, dismaying, off-putting (Brit. informal) her unnerving habit of touching people she was speaking to
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Translations
موهنٌ للعَزيمَه
deptajícínervující
foruroligende
ochromujúci
cesaret kırıcı

unnerving

[ˈʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ] ADJdesconcertante
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unnerving

[ˌʌnˈnɜːrvɪŋ] adj [experience] → troublant(e); [habit] → déconcertant(e)
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unnerving

adj experience, sincerityentnervend; silence alsozermürbend; (= discouraging also)entmutigend; an unnerving habiteine entnervende or irritierende Angewohnheit
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unnerving

[ʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ] adjinquietante
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Any known danger he could face with a firm lip, but this suspense was unnerving. He concealed his fears from his daughter, however, and affected to make light of the whole matter, though she, with the keen eye of love, saw plainly that he was ill at ease.
Being on my own in the family pile was a new concept in retired living, and even though it was only for a few hours, not having that subconscious knowledge that someone else is there, became quite unnerving. It got me thinking, how do older widowed ladies, or men in their last years, cope, the housebound, friendless souls in a strange city, and the housebound infirm?
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The audition process is unnerving for me without feedback or any understanding of the rules.
Perfectly played by Ben Chaplin, Allen was all sharp suits, slicked-back hair and unnerving monotone delivery.
Thankfully the perpetrator hasn't managed to gain entry to the victim's home and has left without a penny but nonetheless this was still an incredibly unnerving experience for an older member of the community.
COMMUTING from Islamabad to DHA 1 and Bahria 8 is an unnerving experience that should not be attempted by the faint-hearted.
IANS Vikram Bhatt's daughter Krishna, who has directed the web-series 'Untouchables' which features her father, says she always thought working with him would be unnerving, but it turned out be an enriching experience.
"The experience was unnerving. The cyclists were deliberately weaving in front of me.
With their sumptuous gowns of embroidered velvet and the adornments of silver and gold, these objects of adoration or contemplation exude a palpable presence, which can be soothing or unnerving, depending on one's frame of mind.
"So from that standpoint, it's a little unnerving."
Thirteen largely disconnected stories set in Quebec comprise this interesting, often unnerving book.