nerve-racking

adjective
nerve-rack·​ing | \ ˈnərv-ˌra-kiŋ How to pronounce nerve-racking (audio) \
variants: or nerve-wracking

Definition of nerve-racking

: extremely trying on the nerves a nerve-racking ordeal The job interview was a nerve-racking experience.

First Known Use of nerve-racking

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nerve-racking was in 1812

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“Nerve-racking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nerve-racking. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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nerve-racking

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English Language Learners Definition of nerve-racking

: causing a person to feel very nervous

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