Antonyms for nerves


Grammar : Noun
Spell : nurv
Phonetic Transcription : nɜrv


Definition of nerves

Origin :
  • c.1500, "to ornament with threads;" see nerve (n.). Meaning "to give strength or vigor" is from 1749. Related: Nerved; nerving.
  • noun extreme anxiety
Example sentences :
  • Was it not fear that had made his nerves so rocklike as he faced that crowd and made his get-away?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Terrible jarrin' to the nerves when folks come in and call on a sick man.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The man had no fear, he had no nerves; he was a machine, and death was his business.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • His nerves had ceased their jangling under the tautening of necessity.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • But after a week or two her nerves were stretched taut as a string.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • As we should say to-day, he was too emotional, and lived on his nerves.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • At the hospital they said his nerves were iron; there was no let-down after the day's work.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The word grated upon my nerves, I had been so glad to forget.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Is it possible that I once rode frisky colts bareback and had no nerves!
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • I steadied my nerves with a tiny glass of Curaoa, and looked again.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Synonyms for nerves

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