nerve-racking

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1812.[1]

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nerve-racking (comparative more nerve-racking, superlative most nerve-racking)

  1. Intensely irritating or distressing to the nerves.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      His own greeting was equally cordial. "Still exploring!" he cried, as he shook them by the hand. "We will hope your new experiences will not be so nerve-racking as our last."

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “nerve-racking”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.