jangled nerves

Definition of jangled nerves

:a nervous and upset state
  • He took a deep breath to try to calm his jangled nerves.

Word by Word Definitions

jangle play jangled
  1. : to make a harsh or discordant often ringing sound

  2. : to quarrel verbally

  3. : to talk idly

  1. : a discordant often ringing sound

  2. : noisy quarreling

  3. : idle talk

nerve play nerves
  1. : sinew, tendon

  2. : any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nerve impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures

  3. : power of endurance or control : fortitude, strength

  1. : to give strength or courage to : supply with physical or moral force


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