nerve-racking nerve-racking

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely irritating to the nerves

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If your adjustable-rate loan is still new, the higher rates haven't yet taken a bite, but the years ahead may be nerve-racking.
  2. And fear of the unknown is making the debate nerve-racking for both sides.
  3. His presidency has been exhilarating and nerve-racking, imprudent and visionaryand now we learn that it is another thing as well: it is a prime example of the latest fad.

News

  1. 'Such grand celebration' as Londonderry graduates 398

    The veil of uncertainty, while it can be nerve-racking, makes success all the sweeter, Ethan Doherty, the class president and valedictorian, told his fellow members of the 2013 class of Londonderry High School at Friday night's commencement at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. x2018Such grand celebrationx2019

    MANCHESTER x2014 The veil of uncertainty, while it can be nerve-racking, makes success all the sweeter, Ethan Doherty, the class president and valedictorian, told his fellow members of the 2013 class of Londonderry High School at Friday nightx2019s commencement at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  3. Vote Changes Nearly Kill Tour De Villas Bike Race

    It was a nerve-racking half hour for the Tour de Villas organizer last Thursday night as the Des Plaines City Council bounced back and forth between rejecting and approving the annual bike race.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal & Topics Newspapers

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