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nerve

noun [S or U] (RUDENESS)    /nɜːv/ US  /nɝːv/
C2 the rudeness to do something that you know will upset other people : [+ to infinitive] She's late for work every day , but she still has the nerve to lecture me about punctuality . That man has such a nerve! He's always blaming me for things that are his fault . She drove the car into a tree and then told me it was my fault for not concentrating , of all the nerve!Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of nerve noun (RUDENESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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