Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nerves

2 senses of nerves

Sense 1
nervousness, nerves -- (an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves")
       => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition -- ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state")

Sense 2
nerves -- (control of your emotions; "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves")
       => self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will -- (the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nerve

3 senses of nerve

Sense 1
nerve, nervus -- (any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body)
       => fiber bundle, fibre bundle, fascicle, fasciculus -- (a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers))

Sense 2
heart, mettle, nerve, spunk -- (the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball")
       => courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness -- (a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear)

Sense 3
boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek -- (impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty")
       => aggressiveness -- (the quality of being bold and enterprising)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nerve

1 sense of nerve

Sense 1
steel, nerve -- (get ready for something difficult or unpleasant)
       => brace, poise -- (prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult)

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