One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a young artist with a highly strung temperament’
nervous, excitable, temperamental, sensitive, unstable, brittle, easily upset, easily agitated, on edge, edgy, jumpy, keyed up, irritable, fidgety, restive, restless, anxious, overanxious, tense, taut, stressed, overwrought, neurotic
informal uptight, twitchy, wired, wound up, het up
British informal strung up, stressy
NZ Australian informal toey
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