high-wrought

adjective
\ ˈhī-ˈrȯt How to pronounce high-wrought (audio) \

Definition of high-wrought

: extremely agitated

First Known Use of high-wrought

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“High-wrought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-wrought. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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