unnerve, enervate, unman, emasculate mean to deprive of strength or vigor and the capacity for effective action. unnerve implies marked often temporary loss of courage, self-control, or power to act.
unnerved by the near collision enervate suggests a gradual physical or moral weakening (as through luxury or indolence) until one is too feeble to make an effort.
a nation's youth enervated by affluence and leisure unman implies a loss of manly vigor, fortitude, or spirit.
a soldier unmanned by the terrors of battle emasculate stresses a depriving of characteristic force by removing something essential.
an amendment that emasculates existing safeguards
Examples of unman in a Sentence
the near crash of the airliner was a completely unmanning experience for the passengers
players who wouldn't let themselves be unmanned by the loss of a single game
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