nerve-racking

or nerve-wrack·ing

[ nurv-rak-ing ]
/ ˈnɜrvˌræk ɪŋ /

adjective

extremely irritating, annoying, or trying: a nerve-racking day; a nerve-racking noise.

Origin of nerve-racking

First recorded in 1805–15
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nerve-wracking


adjective

very distressing, exhausting, or harrowing
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