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  • as infidgety
  • as inneurotic
  • as inon edge
  • as instrained
  • as intense
  • as inbasket case
  • as innervous Nellie

synonyms for nervous wreck

  • apprehensive
  • impatient
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • restless
  • uneasy
  • antsy
  • high-strung
  • hyper
  • jerky
  • nervous
  • nervy
  • on edge
  • on pins and needles
  • restive
  • spooked
  • spooky
  • twitchy
  • unrestful
  • up the wall
  • wired
  • compulsive
  • distraught
  • disturbed
  • manic
  • obsessive
  • aberrant
  • deviant
  • hysteric
  • psychoneurotic
  • upset
  • abnormal
  • anxious
  • basket case
  • bundle of nerves
  • choked
  • clutched
  • disordered
  • disoriented
  • erratic
  • hung up
  • inhibited
  • nervous
  • overwrought
  • unhealthy
  • unstable
  • uptight
  • wired

antonyms for nervous wreck

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  • calm
  • composed
  • easygoing
  • laid-back
  • quiet
  • relaxed
  • restful
  • resting
  • still
  • unmoving
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        How to use nervous wreck in a sentence

        Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
        GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
        It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.
        A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
        Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
        ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
        Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
        When we came in he looked indisposed and nervous, and there happened to be a good many artists there.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
        Larger amounts are not uncommon in fevers, gastrointestinal disturbances, and certain nervous disorders.
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        The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
        THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
        She saw in the chair a thin, broken figure, a drawn brown face, a wreck of a man.
        THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
        With nervous children the lobe of the ear is preferable, as it prevents their seeing what is being done.
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        It is much easier to strike quickly than slowly, but practice in the slow movement will develop both muscular and nervous power.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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        WORDS RELATED TO NERVOUS WRECK

        • a bundle of nerves
        • nervous wreck
        • ninnyhammer
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