nerveless

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nerve + -less.

AdjectiveEdit

nerveless (comparative more nerveless, superlative most nerveless)

  1. Lacking nerve: fearful; cowardly.
  2. (biology) Lacking a nervous system.
  3. Devoid of nerves: calm, controlled, cool under pressure.
    • 2012 June 28, Jamie Jackson, “Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal”, the Guardian:
      There was no distracting Rosol's ice-calm as he killed the fifth set and match. Ace, cross-court forehand winner, ace, forehand winner – a blistering eighth game took him to 5-3 and informed Nadal precisely how nerveless the Czech was.

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 00:01