nerveless nerveless

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
  2. (adj) lacking strength

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It was the fierce face-offs between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, and McEnroe and nerveless Swede Bjorn Borg, that drove the sport to its heights.
  2. He is relentless with witnesses, scornful of weaknesses, nerveless before criticism, and contemptuous of all Senators on the subcommittee save McCarthy.
  3. He was nerveless in the moments before his first ball.

News

  • Day seals emotional World Cup win for Australia

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Jason Day fended off Danish challenger Thomas Bjorn and rode an emotional wave of crowd support to win the World Cup of Golf by two strokes at Royal Melbourne on Sunday. World number 18 Day, mourning the loss of eight relatives killed in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, broke clear of the tenacious Bjorn on the par-four 16th with a nerveless ...
    on November 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Jaroslav has 18 months to run on his deal," Hertha general manager Dieter Hoeness told Bild. "However we will sit down in the summer and discuss new terms. He is such a tremendous backing for us and really nerveless too."
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Dieter Hoeness Source: SkySports

  2. In 1961, goaltender Glenn Hall, described by the Chicago Tribune as the "quiet, calm, nerveless knight of the nets," backstopped the Blackhawks to victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the final.
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Glenn Hall Source: Toronto Star

  3. "I can hardly talk," said Fordham gruffly afterwards, wiping tears and beads of sweat from his eyes with his mighty paws. "I was just over the moon. Mervyn [King] is such a great player and he just dug in. I might have looked nerveless but on...
    on Jan 11, 2004 By: Andy Fordham Source: guardian.co.uk

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