1. extremely irritating to the nerves
; - Example: "nerve-racking noise"- Example: "the stressful days before a war"- Example: "a trying day at the office"[syn: nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, stressful, trying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
nerve-racking \nerve-racking\ (n[~e]rv"-r[a^]k`[i^]ng), adj.
Extremely irritating to the nerves; stressful; trying; as,
nerve-wracking noise. [Also spelled nerve-wracking.]
Syn: stressful, trying.