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highly strungadjective

uk   us   UK (US high-strung)
very ​nervous and ​easilyupset: a ​highlystrungyoung woman a ​highlystrungracehorse
(Definition of highly strung from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “highly strung”
in Arabic في مُنتهى التوَتّر…
in Korean 아주 예민한…
in Portuguese nervoso, irritadiço…
in Catalan nerviós, molt alterable…
in Japanese 神経質な…
in Italian molto teso…
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