nerve-wracking nerve-wracking

Definition(s):

  • (adj) extremely irritating to the nerves

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But needles can be nerve-wracking, especially when they're aimed at a growing baby in the womb, and the procedure carries a 1 in 200 risk of miscarriage.
  2. Senft: It's a very challenging thing to put yourself through, and it can also be enormously nerve-wracking.
  3. Chief defender of the Senate bill throughout the long nerve-wracking debate was its author and sponsor.

News

  • Yacolt man meets driver he saved

    Meeting Ketsy Roeder was much more nerve-wracking than pulling her out of a flaming Toyota Camry on Interstate 84, Bob Robeck said. When the 44-year-old Yacolt resident went to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland to meet the woman he helped save, he found himself shaking.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Columbian

Quotes

  1. "I was so nervous up there. This is all very nerve-wracking. I always have this magical force to jump far here and that is amazing," Ammann said.
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: Simon Ammann Source: ESPN.co.uk

  2. "I think it'sa bit nerve-wracking, but it'sa beautiful thing," Ripken said Saturday as he contemplated his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. "It'sa celebration of baseball. It'sa wonderful time. But I guess there's just a little...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Cal Ripken Jr Source: The State

  3. Backstage in pants and a T-shirt after the show, Torres recalled: "There was a girl (modeling) who said that she was really nervous and I said, `Swimming in the Olympics is much more nerve-wracking!'"
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Dara Torres Source: FOXNews

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