- Very nervous and easily upset: highly strung horsesMore example sentences
nervous, excitable, temperamental, sensitive, unstable, brittle, easily upset, easily agitated, on edge, edgy, jumpy, keyed up, irritable, fidgety, restive, restless, anxious, overanxious, tense, taut, stressed, overwrought, neurotic; British nervyAustralian/New Zealand • informal toey• dated overstrung
- And as you can imagine, the more highly strung a horse is, the harder it is to get them to stay still and jump over large obstacles without knocking them down.
- I'm highly strung, I can't sleep because of the stress and it's generally having a huge negative influence on me as a person.
- Dick's parents split and he was brought up by his highly strung mother, who got him hooked on his most permanent and incurable addiction - Jungian therapy.
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