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adjective as in distressing

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I had seen a number of people being blindfolded and taken into other buildings, so it was extremely nerve-racking.

"It's been a long and nerve-racking couple of months," Onymous said before disappearing into the ether of the Internet.

But even during the live performance, which could be nerve-racking for veteran singers, they showed no fear.

He made the mere unlocking of the door a nerve-racking sound, and stamped in swearing under his breath.

Freckles idly wondered whether the nerve-racking rasps they occasionally emitted indicated domestic felicity or a raging quarrel.

Even the dullest of the guests felt that, and to the intuitive, the stately progress of the meal was nerve-racking.

Then rises the roar that has been held pent up during the last few nerve-racking minutes.

They were now drawing close upon the fugitives, who were having a nerve-racking time dodging those numerous roots.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nerve-racking, such as: annoying, stressful, trying, aggravating, disquieting, and disturbing.

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