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synonyms for unnerve

  • agitate
  • bewilder
  • chill
  • confound
  • daunt
  • demoralize
  • disconcert
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • dispirit
  • distract
  • fluster
  • frighten
  • perturb
  • rattle
  • sap
  • shake
  • undermine
  • unsettle
  • weaken
  • buffalo
  • disarm
  • discombobulate
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • floor
  • needle
  • ride
  • spook
  • throw
  • unhinge
  • bowl over
  • get to
  • give a turn
  • psych out
  • throw off
  • uncalm
See also synonyms for: unnerved / unnerving
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antonyms for unnerve

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  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • explain
  • hearten
  • help
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • placate
  • settle
  • soothe
  • strengthen
  • nerve
  • steel
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Even though the stock market rebounded somewhat in the ensuing days, the swiftness of the sharp decline left many investors unnerved.
ROBERT GLAUBER, HARVARD BUSINESS PROFESSOR AND RANKING TREASURY OFFICIAL, DIES AT 81LOUIE ESTRADAMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Take for instance the recent protests in Lagos, which have left many in the tech scene unnerved.
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That helps explain why some investors, unnerved by the whiff of desperation surrounding the deal, reached for the ejection handle on Monday.
WHY SHAREHOLDERS HAD A SEVERE ADVERSE REACTION TO ASTRAZENECA’S ALEXION DEALJEREMY KAHNDECEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Especially the raspberry rye cookies just sort of unnerve me.
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The previous wave of excitement over the path integral in the ’80s, driven by Hawking’s work, fizzled out in part because theorists were unnerved by the accumulation of approximations.
THE MOST FAMOUS PARADOX IN PHYSICS NEARS ITS ENDGEORGE MUSSEROCTOBER 29, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
By old rule, you ought not to look down in crossing such a place, lest the sight of the torrent whirling below should unnerve you.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
The groping darkness seemed to unnerve him more than anything else now—that and the awful stillness under his feet.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
But the truth was, he acknowledged, settling back in the chair, that the situation was threatening to unnerve him completely.
GONE FISHINGJAMES H. SCHMITZ
The words almost unnerve John; he has a feeling that perhaps Heaven means to be kind and allow him the bliss he craves.
MISS CAPRICEST. GEORGE RATHBORNE
It staggered Ramsay and sent him reeling, but it did not unnerve him.
THE SPELL OF THE WHITE STURGEONJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
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WORDS RELATED TO UNNERVE

  • amaze
  • astonish
  • chill
  • daunt
  • dismay
  • distress
  • frighten
  • give a turn
  • make jump
  • panic
  • scare
  • scare silly
  • scare stiff
  • scare to death
  • spook
  • startle
  • surprise
  • terrify
  • unnerve
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