high strung

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Nervous; anxious; excited or excitable

Three cups of coffee made him a fidgety and high-strung lecturer.

being in a tense state
highly nervous, tense, jumpy
highstrung
Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse
high strung

    Turkish pronunciation

    hay strʌng

    Pronunciation

    /ˈhī ˈstrəɴɢ/ /ˈhaɪ ˈstrʌŋ/

    Etymology

    [ 'hI ] (adjective.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English hEah; akin to Old High German hOh high, Lithuanian kaukaras hill.

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