Definition of frayed in English:

frayed

Syllabification: frayed
Pronunciation: /frād
 
/

adjective

1(Of a fabric, rope, or cord) unraveled or worn at the edge: the frayed collar of her old coat
More example sentences
  • The noise was Paula opening the door, blue dawn light outlining the frayed edges of her hair.
  • He could see the frayed wires hanging loose below the dashboard.
  • Melt the frayed ends of the cord with your lighter.
1.1(Of a person’s nerves or temper) showing the effects of strain: an effort to soothe frayed nerves
More example sentences
  • A fixed star burns the edges of frayed identity.
  • During periods of racial discord, community leaders have headed to the statue to cool frayed tempers.
  • The next day there were many frayed tempers in the village.

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