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


Such things are far too slow for her highstrung nerves these days.

To hand a sensitive, "highstrung" child over to such a woman!

Did it issue from his lips or from those of his highstrung and unfeeling wife?

Yet he was small and nervous and highstrung like Keith and Bauer.

He felt the sense of tense, highstrung power which came to him in war, in fighting, in any element of danger.

What a nervous, hustling, highstrung creature he is—a live wire at all times and places!

The faint smile with which he regarded her somehow emphasized his determined, highstrung look.

With a taste of victory, nothing could stop these highstrung reserves, except the things that kill and wound.

Gradually he came to the point where the highstrung boy had refused to be treated as a child any longer.

But the highstrung Bozzy had to experience a revulsion of low feelings to which he was ever prone.