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See definition of nail-biting on Dictionary.com
  • as inon edge
  • as inanxiety
  • as intension
  • as inunease

synonyms for nail-biting

  • anxious
  • edgy
  • fidgety
  • high-strung
  • hyper
  • impatient
  • in suspense
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • nerves on edge
  • nervous
  • skittish
  • uneasy
  • wired
See also synonyms for: nail-bitings
  • angst
  • apprehension
  • concern
  • disquiet
  • doubt
  • dread
  • jitters
  • misery
  • misgiving
  • mistrust
  • nervousness
  • panic
  • restlessness
  • suffering
  • suspense
  • trouble
  • uncertainty
  • unease
  • uneasiness
  • botheration
  • butterflies
  • care
  • creeps
  • disquietude
  • distress
  • downer
  • drag
  • fidgets
  • flap
  • foreboding
  • fretfulness
  • fuss
  • heebie-jeebies
  • jumps
  • needles
  • shakes
  • shivers
  • solicitude
  • sweat
  • watchfulness
  • willies
  • worriment
  • all-overs
  • ants in pants
  • cold sweat
  • goose bumps
  • pins and needles
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How to use nail-biting in a sentence

"All right," said Dan, biting off a big chew from the plug he was holding, and restoring the rest to his pocket.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
With her little satin shoe she tapped the carpet, biting her under lip and seeming to be listening.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Piegan snorted when I told him we were on the dodge—that they were trying to nail us for holding up the paymaster.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The day had been intensely cold, with a biting north-east wind and black frost.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The keen wind found me out and seemed to take joy in rushing in on me in biting gusts and then whirling away over the flat.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
"I have time before dark to make Benny's cart," observed Henry, biting a crisp, sweet carrot.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
"Well, as far as public opinion goes, I s'pose Tom has hit the nail on the head," observed Bill.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
When they entered Pietro became voluble, but the narrow-eyed doctor of Pimlico remained sullen and silent, biting his lips.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The thick triple lenses were free from clouding, and the glasses between them kept out the biting cold of the heights.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
He pulled his heavy sweater down off a nail and put it on, scowling because the sleeves had to be pulled in place on his arms.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
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