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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve-racking

neroli oil
nerve-racking (current term)
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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