high-strung

adjective \ ˈhī-ˈstrəŋ \
: having an extremely nervous or sensitive temperament

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1868

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HIGH-STRUNG Defined for English Language Learners

high-strung

  • : very nervous or easily upset


HIGH-STRUNG Defined for Kids

high-strung

adjective \ ˈhī-ˈstrəŋ \
: very sensitive or nervous
  • a high-strung horse

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high-strung

adjective \ -ˈstrəŋ \
: having an extremely nervous or sensitive temperament


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