Synonyms of nerve


1. nerve, nervus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle, fascicle, fasciculus

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

2. heart, mettle, nerve, spunk, courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness

usage: the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

3. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek, aggressiveness

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


1. steel, nerve, brace, poise

usage: get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

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Definition and meaning of nerve (Dictionary)