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nerve-racking

Line breaks: nerve-racking
(also nerve-wracking)

Definition of nerve-racking in English:

adjective

Causing stress or anxiety: his driving test was a nerve-racking ordeal
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  • They will talk of prisons in Greece, of frightful justice systems, and of a nerve-racking ordeal which the enthusiast is never likely to forget.
  • Postponing a scheduled surgical procedure ratchets up stress in an already nerve-racking event.
  • This was a nerve-wracking ordeal for me as Tony's bungalow was one of the few on the mine where the windows were not netted in.

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