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nerve-racking

adjective
variants: or nerve-wracking

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marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
  • the nerve-racking wait to learn the identities of the passengers who were killed in the plane crash

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The first known use of nerve-racking was in 1812

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“Nerve-racking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nerve-racking. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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