Definition of wrought up in English:

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wrought up


Upset and anxious: she didn’t get too wrought up about things
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  • 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.
agitated, in a state of agitation, tense, stressed, overwrought, nervous, in a state of nerves, on edge, edgy, keyed up, strung out, jumpy, on tenterhooks, ruffled, flustered, flurried, perturbed, disquieted, fretful, fearful, frightened, scared, with one's heart in one's mouth, with one's stomach in knots, like a cat on a hot tin roof, shaking in one's shoes, on pins and needles, in a cold sweat;
British  nervy
informal with butterflies in one's stomach, jittery, twitchy, in a state, in a stew, in a sweat, in a flap, in a twitter, in a dither, all of a dither, all of a lather, het up, wired, uptight
British informal strung up, stressy, windy, having kittens
North American informal spooky, squirrelly, in a twit

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