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synonyms for nerve-racking

  • annoying
  • stressful
  • trying
  • aggravating
  • disquieting
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • irksome
  • irritating
  • maddening
  • taxing
  • tense
  • upsetting
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How to use nerve-racking in a sentence

It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
To add point to this success, he knew that the victor of Montebello was straining every nerve to gain this very prize.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I hadn't the nerve to stand there and tell her she'd never see her father again this side of the pearly gates.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It was a hair-raising problem, too, and called for every ounce of nerve and every particle of skill the boy possessed.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
This time it was really Mr. Bills, and Mrs. Biggs went out to meet him, while Eloise felt every nerve quiver with dread.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The killing of Sir Henry de Bohun in face of both armies speaks convincingly of muscle as well as of nerve.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Also the tender points of the fibres of the optic nerve would soon become blunted and the eye of course useless.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Lamb wondered whether Louis the Goon would get up the nerve to hit his boss for that raise today, as Ede had demanded.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
One day Tilly told Grace a story that caused every nerve in his body to tingle, and he scarcely could keep from crying out.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Instantly every nerve of Mark's body became alert, but to all appearances he was totally unsuspicious.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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WORDS RELATED TO NERVE-RACKING

  • agonizing
  • alarming
  • chilling
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • excruciating
  • heart-rending
  • heartbreaking
  • nerve-racking
  • painful
  • racking
  • soaring
  • tearing
  • terrifying
  • tormenting
  • torturing
  • torturous
  • traumatic
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