- without nervousness, as in emergencies; calm; collected.
- lacking strength or vigor; feeble; weak.
- lacking firmness or courage; spiritless; cowardly.
- Anatomy, Botany. having no nerves.
Origin of nerveless
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Examples from the Web for nerveless
To all outward seeming, nerveless, emotionless, an abject creature.Within the Law
His nerveless cowardice had all at once become unbelievable to himself.The Market-Place
Pachmann, white with pain, was nursing a numbed and nerveless hand.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
He took the ticket and the clipping from Pinny's nerveless fingers and compared them.The Trimming of Goosie
The newspaper lay on the floor, where it had fallen from her white, nerveless fingers.The White Lie
William Le Queux
- calm and collected
- listless or feeble
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