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Synonyms for nerve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nerve, nervus(noun)

    any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body

    heart, mettle, boldness, face, cheek, nervus, brass, spunk

  2. heart, mettle, nerve, spunk(noun)

    the courage to carry on

    "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

    affection, affectionateness, substance, brass, punk, philia, nervus, meat, tinder, centre, cheek, center, tenderness, kindling, core, marrow, sum, ticker, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, gist, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, face, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, touchwood, fondness, spunk, boldness, eye, middle

  3. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek(verb)

    impudent aggressiveness

    "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

    font, look, case, hardiness, nervus, aspect, administration, cheek, strikingness, boldness, fount, buttock, impudence, governing body, hardihood, plaque, daring, facial expression, brass section, brass, side, organization, grimace, heart, memorial tablet, spunk, face, organisation, mettle, expression, governance, brass instrument, human face, establishment, typeface, impertinence

  4. steel, nerve(verb)

    get ready for something difficult or unpleasant


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nerve

    strength, firmness, resolution

    nerveless, forceless, feeble, weak, enfeebled, impotent, palsied

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nerve(n.)

    strength, power, force

  2. nerve(n.)

    courage, pluck, fortitude, firmness, resolution, hardihood, manhood

  3. nerve(v. a.)

    strengthen, invigorate, fortify, brace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nerve":

    neurotoxic, nervous, courage, jumpy, neural, nervosa, toupee, audacity, gall, cheek, butt, pellet, cap, temper, chord

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How to use nerve in a sentence?

  1. Emily Chew:

    The retina is an extension of the brain, a third of your brain functions for vision and the retina lines the eyeball and travels back via an optic nerve all the way to the brain.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The greatest stunt in life is to be different by being consistent to be true to oneself, as then the blunt and upfront nature will test the nerve as how much capacity and capability he or she has to be alone and aloof in this world.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Chet Kanojia:

    A little over three years ago, the team at Aereo set out to build a better television experience for the consumer, we knew we had touched a nerve, had created something special, and had a built something meaningful for consumers.

  4. Kurt Kaser:

    When I was cutting it, the nerve endings, I could feel, like, the ping every time I sawed around that pipe, and all at once it went and it let me go and I got the heck out of there.

  5. Luca Domina:

    The treasury held its nerve and proved successful.

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