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What is the opposite of nerve?

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Noun
Opposite of one's steadiness and courage in a demanding situation
Noun
Opposite of impudence or audacity in one's manner or approach
Noun
Opposite of the state of being calm, stable and composed, especially under stress
Noun
Opposite of characterized by self-confidence, calmness and composure
Noun
Opposite of the state, act, or fact of being calm and composed
Noun
Opposite of absolute certainty or conviction of one's own ability
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being determined
“Where he gets in trouble, again, is his unwillingness to make a firm stand on any issue.”
Noun
Opposite of shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness
Noun
Opposite of the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations
Vulnerability can be a curse in a hostile environment.”
Noun
Opposite of mental or emotional stability
“Questions about his fitness were put to bed after a dominant performance on the field.”
Noun
Opposite of a significant feeling of confidence or self-entitlement
“Removing one's footwear before entering a home or a temple before worship denotes a sign of respect, humility and submissiveness.”
Verb
Opposite of to ready or brace oneself, such as for a challenge
Verb
Opposite of to ready oneself for a challenging experience
“How is it they as believers could succumb to the experience of being forsaken by God, in terror before the withdrawal of divine love?”
Verb
Opposite of to prepare oneself (or others) emotionally or mentally, especially for something challenging
Verb
Opposite of to instill courage into
“The dragon's loud roar served to startle the enemy soldiers.”
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