[ UK /ʌnnˈɜːvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /əˈnɝvɪŋ/ ]
[ US /əˈnɝvɪŋ/ ]
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
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.