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synonyms for unnerving

  • 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
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antonyms for unnerving

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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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How to use unnerving in a sentence

The electric pulse guns have lots of tiny needles and are unnerving to behold.
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While the move befitted Netflix’s “earn your place each year” corporate ethos, it has unnerved employees within its original programming division and been followed by three more content executives leaving the company.
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I think there can be nothing else in life quite like the unnerving realisation that rumour and scandal are afoot about one.
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But when Bart looked in the mirror he felt no unexpected shock, only an unnerving revulsion.
THE COLORS OF SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
The darkness was intense, the narrow passage draughty, and the column thrilled and quivered in an unnerving manner.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
His eyes, frowning beneath wrinkled brows, seemed to ask if he were not the victim of some unnerving hallucination.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
They were dark and beautifully shaped and made an almost unnerving contrast with her corn-coloured hair.
DECEMBER LOVEROBERT HICHENS
It dropped with deadly effect upon the sorest spot of all, completely unnerving him.
THE WENDIGOALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But though the unnerving under-thought would not begone, the scene within the great room held me fast by eye and ear.
THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
A fearful crash, indeed; but a material sound—a relief from its weird, unnerving prelude.
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