- extremely irritating, annoying, or trying: a nerve-racking day; a nerve-racking noise.
Origin of nerve-racking
Related Words for nerve-rackingtrying, annoying, stressful, disquieting, disturbing, irksome, irritating, maddening, taxing, tense, upsetting, aggravating, exasperating
Examples from the Web for nerve-racking
Contemporary Examples of nerve-racking
"It's been a long and nerve-racking couple of months," Onymous said before disappearing into the ether of the Internet.Who Captured Mitt Romney's 47% Video Clip?
November 14, 2012
But even during the live performance, which could be nerve-racking for veteran singers, they showed no fear.Lennon and Maisy Stella Dish on Their Viral Stardom
June 4, 2012
Historical Examples of nerve-racking
On the other hand the German soldier had a nerve-racking part to play.
It must have been a nerve-racking session for him, that interview with the captain.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The whole situation had become a nerve-racking tragedy of mind and action.The Plunderer
Nothing from within the house broke that nerve-racking stillness.The Sins of Sverac Bablon
If only he wouldn't answer every statement or question with that nerve-racking 'yeah'!Empire
Clifford Donald Simak
- very distressing, exhausting, or harrowing