nerve–racking

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

Definition of nerve–racking

  1. :  extremely trying on the nerves <a nerve–racking ordeal> <The job interview was a nerve–racking experience.>

1812

First Known Use of nerve–racking

1812

Variants of nerve–racking

or

nerve–wracking


NERVE–RACKING Defined for English Language Learners

nerve–racking

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

Definition of nerve–racking for English Language Learners

  • : causing a person to feel very nervous

Learn More about nerve–racking


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nerve–racking? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the forefront of an action or movement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ