high-strung Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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high-strungadjective

 /ˈhɑɪˈstrʌŋ/
easily becoming worried or upset, and finding it difficult to relax: As a teenager she was high-strung and restless.
Translations of “high-strung”
in Korean 아주 예민한…
in Arabic في مُنتهى التوَتّر…
in Portuguese nervoso, irritadiço…
in Catalan nerviós, molt alterable…
in Japanese 神経質な…
in Italian molto teso…
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