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  • nerveless — erve less (n[ e]rv l[e^]s), a. 1. Destitute of nerves. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of strength or of courage; wanting vigor; weak; powerless. [1913 Webster] A kingless people for a nerveless state. Byron. [1913 Webster] Awaking, all nerveless,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nerveless — [adj1] calm, cool collected, composed, controlled, imperturbable, intrepid, patient, self possessed, tranquil, unemotional; concept 542 Ant. disconcerted, nervous nerveless [adj2] scared to death afraid, cowardly, debilitated, enervated, fearful …   New thesaurus

  • nerveless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking vigour or feeling. 2) confident. 3) Anatomy & Biology lacking nerves or nervures …   English terms dictionary

  • nerveless — [nʉrv′lis] adj. 1. without strength, vigor, force, or courage; weak; inert; unnerved 2. not nervous; cool; controlled 3. Biol. without nerves nervelessly adv …   English World dictionary

  • nerveless — UK [ˈnɜː(r)vləs] / US [ˈnɜrvləs] adjective someone who is nerveless does not become afraid or upset in difficult situations a nerveless temperament …   English dictionary

  • nerveless — nerve|less [ˈnə:vləs US ˈnə:rv ] adj written used to describe someone s fingers when they cannot hold something firmly, especially because they have had a shock ▪ The key fell from her suddenly nerveless fingers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nerveless — adjective nerveless fingers, feet, hands etc have no strength or feeling in them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nerveless — adjective Date: 1742 1. lacking strength or courage ; feeble 2. exhibiting control or balance ; poised, cool • nervelessly adverb • nervelessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nerveless — nervelessly, adv. nervelessness, n. /nerrv lis/, adj. 1. without nervousness, as in emergencies; calm; collected. 2. lacking strength or vigor; feeble; weak. 3. lacking firmness or courage; spiritless; cowardly. 4. Anat., Bot. having no nerves.… …   Universalium

  • nerveless — adjective a) Lacking nerve; fearful; cowardly. b) Lacking a nervous system …   Wiktionary

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