high-strung

adjective
\ ˈhī-ˈstrəŋ How to pronounce high-strung (audio) \

Definition of high-strung

: having an extremely nervous or sensitive temperament

First Known Use of high-strung

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“High-strung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-strung. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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high-strung

adjective
How to pronounce high-strung (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of high-strung

chiefly US : very nervous or easily upset

high-strung

adjective
\ ˈhī-ˈstrəŋ \

Kids Definition of high-strung

: very sensitive or nervous a high-strung horse

high-strung

adjective
\ -ˈstrəŋ How to pronounce high-strung (audio) \

Medical Definition of high-strung

: having an extremely nervous or sensitive temperament

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