Definition of High-strung

1. Adjective. Being in a tense state.




Definition of High-strung

1. Adjective. Nervous; anxious; excited or excitable. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of High-strung

high-score table
high-score tables
high-season
high-sighted
high-sounding
high-speed
high-speed steel
high-spirited
high-spiritedness
high-stepped
high-stepping
high-sticked
high-sticking
high-stomached
high-strung (current term)
high-sudsing
high-tail
high-tech
high-tension
high-test
high-ticket(a)
high-toned
high-top
high-topped
high-up
high-velocity
high-vitamin diet
high-voltage
high-warp loom

Literary usage of High-strung

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1. The History of Rome by Theodor Mommsen (1891)
"with all the clauses unaltered, but the special supplementary requests made by Pompeius were instantaneously and completely agreed to. With high-strung ..."

2. Orthopaedic Surgery for Students and General Practitioners by Robert Tunstall Taylor (1907)
"cases are neurotic, irritable and high-strung from the prolonged suffering. The duration of the disease usually covers several years and is chronic. ..."

3. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"Kate thought of a man who, as she believed, was not high-strung. ... It is so much more manly, more chivalrous, more high-strung to be ruled by a jug ! ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"See high-strung, 2. High-priced, a. Costly, dear, high. 2. ... Proud, high-strung. 2. Proud, high-spirited, sensitive, quick to honor. 3. ..."

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