nerveless

[ nurv-lis ]
/ ˈnɜrv lɪs /

adjective

without nervousness, as in emergencies; calm; collected.
lacking strength or vigor; feeble; weak.
lacking firmness or courage; spiritless; cowardly.
Anatomy, Botany. having no nerves.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of nerveless

First recorded in 1725–35; nerve + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM nerveless

nerve·less·ly, adverbnerve·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nerveless

nerveless
/ (ˈnɜːvlɪs) /

adjective

calm and collected
listless or feeble

Derived forms of nerveless

nervelessly, adverbnervelessness, noun
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