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high·strung

high-strung

 
pronunciation:
haI struhng
part of speech: adjective
definition: very nervous; easily upset; usually tense.
It's not a good idea to choose a high-strung horse when you are first learning to ride.
synonyms:
nervous, skittish, tense, touchy
similar words:
edgy, hyperactive, restless