nerveless

adjective
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

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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 The seemingly nerveless Floridian, a ferocious competitor at the best of times, hit back in style to close with two birdies in his last three holes for a round of 69 in the process sending a very clear message to his rivals out there. Patrick Snell, CNN, "A Major-winning machine: Why Brooks Koepka remains the man to beat at the PGA Championship," 9 Aug. 2020 There is genius in playing nerveless golf on Sunday at the Masters, and Tiger surely did that. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's TML: Major League Baseball's coronavirus quandary and what it means for us all," 13 Apr. 2020 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, BostonGlobe.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "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

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First Known Use of nerveless

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nerveless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerveless. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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