[nurv-rak-ing] /ˈnɜrvˌræk ɪŋ/

extremely irritating, annoying, or trying:
a nerve-racking day; a nerve-racking noise.
very distressing, exhausting, or harrowing

also nervewracking, 1867, from nerve + present participle of wrack (v.).

also nerveracking, 1812, from nerve + present participle of verbal sense of rack (n.1).


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