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or nerve-wrack·ing (nûrv′răk′ĭng)
Intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves.
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Adj.1.nerve-wracking - extremely irritating to the nervesnerve-wracking - 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"
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That was definitely a very nerve-wracking match, especially at the end.
Summary: Dubai [UAE], Aug 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga has been suspended from the next two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series against India after his side were found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during their nerve-wracking three-wicket defeat in the second match in Pallekele on Thursday.
Facing a hostile crowd onstage with leftists and activists was quite a feat for a sitting president and a nerve-wracking experience for anyone.
STUART Broad believes the thrilling finale that awaits England and Bangladesh on the final morning of the first Test in Chittagong will be one of the most nerve-wracking finishes of his career.
Two tough, career-driven people fall in love in this novel of nerve-wracking suspense.
NERVE-WRACKING "It was a nerve-wracking experience.
The search for an available parking space in downtown areas and parking garages is a nerve-wracking and time-consuming daily chore for drivers.
I've never done anything like this before so it was nerve-wracking but it was the best experience of my life.
Jennifer Lopez says stripping off in front of co-star Jason Statham in her new film Parker was "incredibly nerve-wracking.
PARALYMPIC golden boy Oscar Pistorius admits teeing off at the Dunhill Links today will be more nerve-wracking than racing to glory at London 2012.
Phil Hibbert of Vision Shetland said: "The Resource Centre and RNIB's Vision Support Service are long awaited and a very much needed answer to that nerve-wracking gap between diagnosis of serious sight loss and prompt access to help and ongoing support".
We beat Ayr United 2-1 last term after coming back from a goal behind and that was a nerve-wracking experience.