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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.

unnerving

(ʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ)
adj
making one feel worried or uncomfortable
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

unnerving

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

unnerving

[ˈʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ] ADJdesconcertante

unnerving

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

unnerving

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

unnerving

[ʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ] adjinquietante

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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