overstrung


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o·ver·strung

 (ō′vər-strŭng′)
adj.
1. Too sensitive, nervous, or tense.
2. Too tightly strung: an overstrung archery bow.

overstrung

(ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ)
adj
1. too highly strung; tense
2. (Instruments) (of a piano) having two sets of strings crossing each other at an oblique angle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overstrung - being in a tense stateoverstrung - being in a tense state    
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
2.overstrung - too tightly strung; "an overstrung archery bow"
tense - taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
Translations

overstrung

[ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ] ADJ [person] → sobre(e)xcitado, hipertenso; [piano] con dos grupos de cuerdas que se cruzan formando un ángulo oblicuo
References in classic literature ?
The sight that met the poor woman's eyes was too much for the already overstrung nerves.
There was so strange a turmoil within my own head, and such a jangling of my overstrung nerves, that the indifference of those people was amazing.
My overstrung nerves failed me suddenly, and I turned and ran--ran as though some dreadful hand were behind me clutching at the skirt of my dress.