nerve-racking

[nurv-rak-ing]
adjective
extremely irritating, annoying, or trying: a nerve-racking day; a nerve-racking noise.
Also, nerve-wracking.


Origin:
1805–15

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nerve-racking or nerve-wracking
 
adj
very distressing, exhausting, or harrowing
 
nerve-wracking or nerve-wracking
 
adj

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Example sentences
They have found promotional testing nerve racking and often irrelevant to their idea of the position duties.
There was more than the usual amount of ear piercing and nerve racking noise.
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