nerve-racking


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Related to nerve-racking: nerve-wracking, nervier

nerve-rack·ing

or nerve-wrack·ing (nûrv′răk′ĭng)
adj.
Intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves.

nerve-racking

or

nerve-wracking

adj
very distressing, exhausting, or harrowing

nerve′-rack`ing

or nerve′-wrack`ing,



adj.
producing great anxiety, tension, or irritation.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nerve-racking - extremely irritating to the nervesnerve-racking - extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
disagreeable - not to your liking; "a disagreeable situation"

nerve-racking

nerve-wracking
adjective tense, trying, difficult, worrying, frightening, distressing, daunting, harassing, stressful, harrowing, gut-wrenching The presentation of a speech can be a nerve-racking experience.
Translations

nerve-racking

[ˈnɜːvˌrækɪŋ] ADJ [wait, experience] → angustioso; [drive, journey, interview] → estresante

nerve-racking

, nerve-wracking

nerve-racking

[ˈnɜːvˌrækɪŋ] adjlogorante

nerve

(nəːv) noun
1. one of the cords which carry messages between all parts of the body and the brain.
2. courage. He must have needed a lot of nerve to do that; He lost his nerve.
3. rudeness. What a nerve!
verb
to force (oneself) to have enough courage (to do something). He nerved himself to climb the high tower.
nerves noun plural
the condition of being too easily excited or upset. She suffers from nerves.
ˈnervous adjective
1. of the nerves. the nervous system.
2. rather afraid. She was nervous about travelling by air; a nervous old lady.
ˈnervously adverb
ˈnervousness noun
ˈnervy adjective
excitable. The horse is rather nervy.
ˈnerviness noun
ˈnerve-racking adjective
causing great anxiety or nervousness. a nerve-racking experience.
nervous breakdown
a period of mental illness caused by a time of great strain.
nervous system
the brain, spinal cord and nerves of a person or animal.
get on someone's nerves
to irritate someone. Her behaviour really gets on my nerves.

nerve-racking

مُقْلِقٌ nervy drásající nervepirrende nervenaufreibend βασανιστικός que destroza los nervios hermoja raastava stressant koji uzrujava esasperante 神経をすり減らす 신경을 거스르는 zenuwslopend nervepirrende wykańczający nerwowo angustiante раздражающий läskig น่าเขย่าขวัญ sinir bozucu làm đau đầu 伤脑筋的
References in classic literature ?
I had spoken in a loud voice that there might be no question that our would-be terrorizers should hear me, for I was tiring of this nerve-racking fiasco.
I have arrived at that definition after years of great labour and the most anxious, nerve-racking study.
How long this nerve-racking experience lasted I cannot guess, though we had pretty nearly finished our meager supply of provisions when the wind picked up a bit and we commenced to draw away.
If they suffer no more for the balance of the day they will feel reassured, and the relapse into fear will be even more nerve-racking than as though we continued to frighten them all afternoon.
He had no thoughts save for the nerve-racking, body- destroying toil.
A stranger could not hear this note, and to such a stranger the growling of White Fang was an exhibition of primordial savagery, nerve-racking and blood-curdling.
The laborers were called to work and dismissed by savage, screaming, nerve-racking steam-whistles.
Both youth and weariness will assert themselves in the end against the tyranny of nerve-racking stress.
He was only ten, and small for his age, yet he appeared to have the power of being in two rooms at the same time while making a nerve-racking noise in another.
That set up a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out, which United won 3-2.
LEWIS Hamilton has conceded to being on the brink of tying himself to Mercedes for the next few years after undergoing what he has described as "a nerve-racking experience".
I think the Cup experience helped me at Troon because it was nerve-racking.