Definition of highly strung adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


highly strung

BrE BrE//ˌhaɪli ˈstrʌŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪli ˈstrʌŋ//
(British English) (North American English high-strung) Nervous
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(of a person or an animal) nervous and easily upset a sensitive and highly-strung child Their new horse is very highly strung. compare nervous See related entries: Nervous

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