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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war′ of nerves′(n.)

  1. a campaign of propaganda, false rumors, or the like, in an attempt to confuse and demoralize the enemy without resorting to direct violence.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychological warfare, war of nerves(noun)

    the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale


  1. war of nerves(Noun)

    Warfare or other physical conflict in which one or more combatting parties use especially demoralizing and frightening tactics to attempt to unnerve their opponents.

  2. war of nerves(Noun)

    A situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.


  1. War of Nerves

    "War of Nerves" is a song by All Saints, which was released as the fifth and final single from their debut album, All Saints. In the UK it peaked at #7 in the charts.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

war of nerves

a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting

That game of chess was a war of nerves.

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