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English definition of “unnerve”

unnerve

verb [T] uk   /ʌnˈnɜːv/ us    /-ˈnɝːv/
to make someone feel less confident and slightly frightened: I think it unnerved me to be interviewed by so many people.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
unnerving
adjective uk   /-ˈnɜː.vɪŋ/ us    /-ˈnɝː.vɪŋ/
Meeting a twin brother I didn't know I had was an unnerving experience.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
unnervingly
adverb uk   /ʌnˈnɜː.vɪŋ.li/ us    /-ˈnɝː-/
Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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