Intensely distressing or irritating to the nerves.(adjective)
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Use "nerve-racking" in a sentence
"And yet, the result of reams of paperwork, hours of parenting classes, home visits, interviews, and nerve-racking times of waiting was glorious."
"NORTON, Massachusetts Reuters - Ernie Els is a three-times major champion and has faced plenty of pressure in his glittering career but he had to survive a nerve-racking finish to the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday."
"After a short, intensely nerve-racking wrong turn into a military base, we find the site, and Julio comes out to meet us, his eyes glazed and red, we presume, since Friday."