Definition of Nerveless

1. Adjective. Marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional. "The most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"

Exact synonyms: Cool, Coolheaded
Similar to: Composed
Derivative terms: Coolness, Nervelessness

2. Adjective. Lacking strength. "A weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"
Exact synonyms: Feeble
Similar to: Powerless
Derivative terms: Feebleness

Definition of Nerveless

1. a. Destitute of nerves.

Definition of Nerveless

1. Adjective. Lacking nerve; fearful; cowardly. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Lacking a nervous system. ¹

3. Adjective. Devoid of nerves; calm, controlled, cool under pressure ¹

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Definition of Nerveless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerveless

nerve root sleeve
nerve sheath tumours
nerve stroma
nerve suture
nerve tissue
nerve tissue protein s 100
nerve to carotid sinus
nerve to mylohyoid
nerve to rhomboid
nerve to stapedius muscle
nerve to thyrohyoid muscle
nerve tract
nerve transfer
nerve trunk
nerveless (current term)
nervi alveolares superiores

Literary usage of Nerveless

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1. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... The voyage balk'd, the course disputed lost, I yield my ships to Thee. 50 My hands, my limbs grow nerveless, My brain feels rack'd, bewilder'd, ..."

2. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"With arm unnerved the listless soldier lay And own'd the influence of a nerveless sway: The stern Castilian drew the vengeful brand, And strode proud victor ..."

3. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"Thallus oblong to elliptic, 2-4 mm. long, obscurely 1-nerved, or nerveless, with a row of papules along the nerve, the lower surface flat, ..."

4. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... compressed, marginal«, nerved or nerveless ; apex acuminate, bifid, serrulate on the margin. Seed ovate. uab. Grassy, open woodlands, and hill sides: ..."

5. Port Arthur, the Siege and Capitulation by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (1906)
"The next generation will be of a different stamp to the heroic nerveless type who fought so well for Japan in the past. Education, quick transit, increase ..."

6. Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator by Quintilian (1876)
"A rough and forcible style preferable to the smooth and nerveless, 142—145. Concluding remarks, 146, 147. 1. On composition I should not presume to write ..."

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