- v. present participle of unnerve.
- adj. inspiring fear
“What makes Conficker so unnerving is that at least once a day, each infected machine tries to connect sequentially with a list of 250 Internet domains for further instructions.”
“The ground continued to heave in unnerving spasms.”
“The most unnerving is when we are brushing our teeth in the bathroom and we turn around - to spot a man, on the hill maybe 100 meters away — just standing with his hands behind his back … observing … us in our bathroom … brushing our teeth.”
“What's unnerving is that Murdoch may be right to suspect, as he undoubtedly does, that these contradictions don't matter.”
“Particularly unnerving is that Bush has now picked up the administration "blame game" talking points, i.e., let's not talk now about what went wrong and who's to blame, we have people to save.”
“Far more unnerving is the mere suspicion of fear or even of anxiety in the human mass around you.”
“What I find slightly unnerving is the curious determination of the contemporary left to attribute political differences to some other factor – to genetic predisposition, to mental illness (“homophobia”, “Islamophobia” et al) or, when all else fails, criminality (it’s not enough for Bush to have a different view on the merits of toppling Saddam, he also has to have “lied” and committed crimes worthy of impeachment in the pursuit of said policy).”
“For some reason, I find that word unnerving, borderline offensive.”
“In that piece, Givhan writes that Clinton's slightly V-shaped neckline was "unnerving" and "startling," especially for a woman "who has been so publicly ambivalent about style, image and the burdens of both.”
“We exchanged views on how to handle writing problems, on how to structure your novel, what we're good at and what we're not so good at, and strange english words like "unnerving".”
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