Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Mother is—well, she is nervous and high strung and she hates scenes.

He was “high strung to high emprise,” and could not look behind him.

She is in a state of high strung opposition and emotion for some reason at present.

He was "high strung to high emprise," and could not look behind him.

De ladies was beautiful wid big black eyes an' sof' white han's, but dey was high strung, too.

Especially should this rule be followed by persons who are nervous, or high strung, or are troubled with indigestion and insomnia.

The Doctor was a nervous man, high strung, but good-natured and polite.

This, though a good work, did not enhance the Editor's popularity with the whites who thought him too high strung, bold and saucy.

Can I make my disposition into one which is active, positive, high strung and masterful?

The banker started, for Skinner's voice sounded like a pistol-shot in his ear, so high strung was he with thought.