nerve-racking

adjective nerve-rack·ing \ ˈnərv-ˌra-kiŋ \
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

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NERVE-RACKING Defined for English Language Learners

nerve-racking

Definition of nerve-racking for English Language Learners

  • : causing a person to feel very nervous



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