frazzled


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fraz·zle

 (frăz′əl) Informal
v. fraz·zled, fraz·zling, fraz·zles
v.tr.
1. To wear away along the edges; fray.
2. To exhaust physically or emotionally.
v.intr.
1. To become worn away along the edges.
2. To become exhausted physically or emotionally.
n.
1. A frayed or tattered condition.
2. A condition of exhaustion: worked themselves to a frazzle.

[Perhaps a blend of fray and dialectal fazzle, to unravel (from Middle English facelyn, to fray, from fasel, frayed edge, probably diminutive of fas, rootlets, from Old English fæs).]
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Translations

frazzled

[ˈfræzld] adj (fam) (person) → logorato/a; (bacon) → bruciato/a
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More than anything else in the world, my frayed and frazzled mind wanted surcease from weariness in the way it knew surcease would come.
And then she looked at me with round, sleepless eyes and frazzled hair and said: 'Wait 'til my maternity leave is over.'
Staff were stunned as the husband who appeared 'frazzled' told themhis wife had just had a babyand ordered the burger while they waited for an ambulance.
Following a sell-out UK and Ireland tour last year, the much loved comedian, author and campaigner Ruby Wax returns to the stage performing a further 21 dates of her one-woman show Frazzled.
Ruby Wax: Frazzled: A Guide to Mindfulness, A Forum For Discussion Based on her number one bestseller, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.
The Afghan people, frazzled for years by Taliban tyranny, eventually hoped for a sense of stability and normality.
FOLLOWING an 81-date, sell-out UK and Ireland tour last year, during which she was in residence at the Leicester Square Theatre London and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe, author and campaigner Ruby Wax returns to the stage this spring with even more dates for her one-woman show Frazzled.
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"At the end they had us a little frazzled and in the beginning, they had us a little frazzled, but once we slowed down and took our time, I thought our team looked really good.
Having now explored a scientific solution to modern problems, her biggest tour to date, Frazzled highlights the important issue of mindfulness which allows you to pay more attention to the present moment and your own thoughts and feelings.
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