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Meaning of HIGH-STRUNG

Pronunciation:  hI strung

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  being in a tense state

HIGH-STRUNG is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: edgy, highly strung, in suspense(p), jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, tense, uptight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\High"-strung`\, a.
Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a
high-strung horse.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agitable, all nerves, apprehensive, edgy, emotional, emotionally unstable, eruptive, excitable, explosive, fearful, fidgety, frightened, goosey, highly emotional, high-mettled, high-spirited, hypersensitive, inflammable, irascible, irritable, jittery, jumpy, mettlesome, miffy, nerves on edge, nervous, nervy, on edge, oversensitive, overstrung, panicky, perturbable, prickly, sensitive, skittish, spooky, startlish, taut, temperamental, tetchy, thin-skinned, ticklish, tight, touchy, twittery, uneasy, unrelaxed, unrestful, uptight, volcanic