[ UK /ʌnnˈɜːvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /əˈnɝvɪŋ/ ]
  1. inspiring fear
    something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
    a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic
    the formidable prospect of major surgery
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How To Use unnerving In A Sentence

  • He said: 'It is reassuring but also quite unnerving. The Sun
  • It is all a bit unnerving. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their discoveries about managerial work and their feelings of impotence made it a very unnerving prospect.
  • Her unnerving clarity and audacious style reveal an intellect and imagination capable of a major work.
  • I guess it must be nearly impossible to transcend the uninviting, unappealing, unnerving stigma of hospitals - regardless of good or bad design.
  • Still, the process, while far less perturbing than Grandma Moses feeling me up, was still a bit unnerving as I am naturally bashful when it comes to taking my clothes off in front of people. The DC Damsel: Lifting the Ladies: Adventures in Bra-Fitting
  • Consider for a moment how many Republican presidential contenders and potential contenders have had either paying gigs as political contributors on Fox or are simply unnervingly regular guests. Chez Pazienza: The Politics of Murdoch
  • Jandek, an ultra-reclusive singer-songwriter specializing in unnervingly bleak psychodramas accompanied by an out-of-tune guitar, has been read as both incompetent and musically avant-garde.
  • Finally, when the time comes for the horse to run, the experience will be so unnerving you'll just pray for it to be over.
  • It's a bit unnerving when people in the gallery laugh to their own jokes rather than to the ones the comedian is making.
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