highly strung


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for highly strung

being in a tense state

References in periodicals archive ?
On the bill are members of The Well |and Highly Strung Quartet and Right: Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
They're more sensitive, more highly strung, less able for this cold, cruel world.
Nijinsky was very highly strung but danced every dance and never missed a race.
Natalie Cassidy: Becoming Mum (E4, 10pm) IT DOESN'T seem like two minutes since baby-faced girl-next-door Sonya Jackson would brandish her trumpet and annoy the heck out of her highly strung neighbours in Walford Square.
The film follows the story of a highly strung father-to-be Peter Highman (Downey), who is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis), in order to make it to his child's birth on time.
Meet highly strung violionist Ya rlsberg who has designs on the perfect concert.
Guests were welcomed in the Garden Suite by the melodic sounds of a string quartet, Highly Strung, which entertained throughout the five-course meal.
Type A: highly strung, may be more sensitive than most, can be rather irritable and impatient.
Yet cars like the Ferrari 250 GT and 500 Superfast, Maserati Sebring, Lamborghini Miura and Aston Martin DB4 and DB5 were more than highly strung racing cars licensed for the street
GIRL IN THE HOOD Rihanna looking highly strung on stage in a jumpsuit
It's run by John Les and Gill Williams, who form the duo Highly Strung, and fans are filling up guesthouses from Conwy to Betws-Y-Coed.
Bessie is a small, two-year-old Border Collie, typical of the breed in being highly strung and nervous of strangers.
Sara, 26, who was paid pounds 260 a week, said her former employer became rude and highly strung after she and the ex-Beatle divorced in 2008.
Sanders had quite a hard time keeping hold of the highly strung daughter of Royal Applause but Ralph Beckett's filly produced a telling burst down the middle of the track to get the better of oddson favourite Mutafajer and get off the mark at the third attempt.
Full browser ?