Definition of Nerve-racking

1. Adjective. Extremely irritating to the nerves. "A trying day at the office"

Exact synonyms: Nerve-wracking, Stressful, Trying
Similar to: Disagreeable



Definition of Nerve-racking

1. Adjective. intensely irritating or distressing to the nerves ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve-racking

neroli oil
nerolidol
nerolis
nerols
neropteral
nerts
nertz
nerval
nervate
nervation
nervations
nervature
nervatures
nerve
nerve-ending
nerve-racking (current term)
nerve-shaken
nerve-shredding
nerve-wracking
nerve agent
nerve agents
nerve avulsion
nerve biopsy
nerve block
nerve block anaesthesia
nerve block anesthesia
nerve cell
nerve cell body
nerve cells
nerve center

Literary usage of Nerve-racking

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1. Right and Duty: Or, Citizen and Soldier; Switzerland Prepared and at Peace by Frederick Arnold Kuenzli (1916)
"... developed and hardened the body of a soldier is, the greater his chances of retaining his efficiency through the nerve-racking hours on the battlefield. ..."

2. Smiling 'round the World by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1908)
"... Art of Two Countries—The Chinese Suffer Greatly—Stage Merely Raised Platform—nerve-racking Orchestra—Refreshments All Round—Everybody Drinks Tea—Chinese ..."

3. On the Path of Adventure by Julius Mendes Price (1919)
"... bolt for cover—Demoralizing effects of bursting shells in streete—A nerve-racking incident—Explosive force of the " Jack Johnsons"—Ruins everywhere—ТЫ; ..."

4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... agitating to the nerves, nerve- shaking, nerve-racking <1. ... nerve- trying, nerve-racking; irritating (to the nerves); exciting, ..."

5. The Association Review by American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf (1908)
"In its natural raw state, without the help of education or philanthropy, deafness is a nerve-racking series of humiliations and blunders: nerve-racking not ..."

6. The Cause of World Unrest by Howell Arthur Gwynne (1920)
"Even more astonishing and nerve-racking is the survival of this cobweb after the defeat of Germany. During the war at least we knew the identity of the ..."

7. Practical hydrotherapy: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Curran Pope (1909)
"The strain and worry of business, the growth of social aspirations, disappointments and hollowness of this life, the nerve-racking activity of the daily ..."

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