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Definition of "nerveless" []

  • Lacking strength or energy; spiritless; weak. (adjective)
  • Lacking courage; spineless or cowardly. (adjective)
  • Calm and controlled in trying circumstances; cool. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nerveless" in a sentence
  • "Again he sat down and shuffled the bunch of matches on his knees, got it into place on his palm, with the wrist of his other hand forced the nerveless fingers down against the bunch, and with the wrist kept them there."
  • "Frona lay, head thrown back, sobbing at the sun; amidships Corliss sprawled panting; and forward, choking and gasping and nerveless, the"
  • "And yet -- the men in the trained-animal game acknowledged him the nerviest and most nerveless of the profession."