from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to be very nervous and easily excited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Nervous; anxious; excited or excitable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Strung to a high pitch; in a state of great tension; high-spirited: having a sensitive or highly organized nervous system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being in a tense state


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