One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she felt edgy, dreading tomorrow’
tense, nervous, on edge, highly strung, anxious, apprehensive, uneasy, ill at ease, unsettled, unstable
excitable, twitchy, jumpy, keyed up, fidgety, restive, skittish, neurotic, brittle, hysterical
irritable, touchy, tetchy, testy, crotchety, irascible, peevish, querulous, bad-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, temperamental, snappy, captious, crabbed, prickly
informal uptight, wired
British informal stressy
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