Definition of wrought up in English:

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wrought up

Pronunciation: /ˌrôt ˈəp/

adjective

[predicative]
Upset and anxious: she didn’t get too wrought up about things
More example sentences
  • But I want to intersperse the two because, if I keep doing dramatic things, they'll have to put me in a cage because I get so emotionally wrought up.
  • The Massachusetts historian Mercy Otis Warren, a contemporary of these events, warned of ‘discontents artificially wrought up, by men who wished for a more strong and splendid government.’
  • This is because, even though they're trying to shoot to kill, their overbalance of hysterical emotion leaves them with hair-trigger tempers, often so wrought up that they're hotter than a two-dollar pistol.
Synonyms
agitated, tense, stressed, overwrought, nervous, on edge, edgy, keyed up, worked up, jumpy, antsy, anxious, flustered, fretful, upset
informal in a state, in a stew, het up, wound up, uptight, in a tizzy, squirrelly

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Syllabification: wrought up

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