frazzled

adjective
fraz·​zled | \ ˈfra-zəld How to pronounce frazzled (audio) \

Definition of frazzled

1 : in a state of extreme physical or nervous fatigue and agitation So relentlessly did my partner and I spring into our work throughout the week that by Saturday night we were frazzled wrecks.— Jack London A frazzled looking housefrau [=hausfrau], clutching a toilet scrub brush in one hand and the fist of a wailing toddler in the other, confronted me with a look of pure exasperation.— Paul Di Filippo She seems relaxed, breathing evenly; there's nothing here to get her frazzled.— Bob Ottum
2 : damaged or weakened by strain or agitation : frayed trying to soothe frazzled nerves

First Known Use of frazzled

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Frazzled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frazzled. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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