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nervous wreck

noun as in basket case

noun as in nervous Nellie

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Example Sentences

While Bacall seems like a paragon of cool confidence in the final product, she was a nervous wreck on set.

I was a nervous wreck after sending and did not expect a reply.

I poured so much into the book and I was a nervous wreck while waiting to hear what my editor thought.

McCord himself showed evidence of the hardships he has passed through, being almost a nervous wreck.

Her new husband, who is apparently even more miserable without than with his wife, is a nervous wreck.

Three minutes in which he must reduce this stalwart fellow to a trembling, nervous wreck.

And now Lady Blanche beheld her child crushed and broken, a nervous wreck, before her life had truly begun.

I'm a nervous wreck, almost getting carted off to God knows where like that.


On this page you'll find 200 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nervous wreck, such as: apprehensive, impatient, jittery, jumpy, restless, and uneasy.

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