highly strung

Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • 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
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.
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
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.
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.
Highly Strung (Je te mangerais) (UK Premiere) Chapter Arts Centre - Octobe 10 at 2pm Director: Sophie Laloy When Marie is accepted at a prestigious music school she gets more than she bargained for when she moves in with her mysterious childhood friend Emma.
The daughter of Kheleyf is evidently quite highly strung but she moved kindly for Liam Jones and came home three and three quarter lengths clear.
She plays the role of GP registrar in training, Dr Melody Bell, a scatty, highly strung, young doctor.
The event kicks-off tonight with an official opening by the Conwy mayor, followed by first band Highly Strung.
Full browser ?