nerve·​less | \ ˈnərv-ləs How to pronounce nerveless (audio) \

Definition of nerveless

1 : lacking strength or courage : feeble
2 : exhibiting control or balance : poised, cool

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from nerveless

nervelessly adverb
nervelessness noun

Examples of nerveless in a Sentence

he's a nerveless pushover who'll be eaten alive by his own staff to be a paramedic, you need to be calm, clearheaded, and nerveless in emergencies

Recent Examples on the Web

Kupcho was the first woman to win at Augusta National, in the inaugural Women’s Amateur in April, and played apparently nerveless golf until her final 4-foot putt. Graham Dunbar,, "Jin Young Ko captures her second major of the year at Evian," 30 July 2019 Its 1-1 draw against Lionel Messi's team was achieved through resilient and nerveless play. Pan Pylas,, "Nigeria in need of victory against inspired Iceland," 21 June 2018 So with two on and no out, Pierce sent in his nerveless fixer: Parker Joe Robinson. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Arkansas takes down Texas with big inning," 17 June 2018 His later career, following a move, in 1970, to Captiva Island, in Florida, was consumed by fetching but rather nerveless experimentation—with print mediums, cardboard reliefs, exotic fabrics, reflective surfaces, and incessant photography— Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Audacity of Robert Rauschenberg," 29 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nerveless.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nerveless

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nerveless

Statistics for nerveless

Last Updated

9 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nerveless

The first known use of nerveless was in 1681

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on nerveless

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for nerveless

Nglish: Translation of nerveless for Spanish Speakers

Comments on nerveless

What made you want to look up nerveless? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!