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Another word for unnerve

  1. To lessen or deplete the nerve, energy, or strength of

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Another word for unnerve

      1. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
      2. To become discouraged
      3. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
      1. To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
      2. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of:
      3. To deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally; devitalize; debilitate
      1. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.
      2. To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
      3. To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit.
      1. To deprive of men or personnel
      2. To deprive of manly courage, nerve, self-confidence, etc.
      3. To take away characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or strength:
      1. To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
      2. To drive or force by arousing fear:
      3. To become afraid:
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Synonym Study

  • Unman implies a loss of manly courage, fortitude, or spirit he was so unmanned by the news that he broke into tears
  • Enervate implies a gradual loss of strength or vitality, as because of climate, indolence, etc. enervating heat
  • Unnerve implies a causing to lose courage or self-control as by shocking, dismaying, etc. the screams unnerved her