Frazzle Fraz"zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frazzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frazzling}.] [Cf. G. faseln, and E. fray.] To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter; -- used literally and figuratively. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Her hair was of a reddish gray color, and its frazzled and tangled condition suggested that the woman had recently passed through a period of extreme excitement. --J. C. Harris. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • frazzled — /fraz euhld/, adj. Informal. worn out; fatigued: a party that left us frazzled. [1870 75; FRAZZLE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • frazzled — adj. Frazzled is used with these nouns: ↑nerve …   Collocations dictionary

  • frazzled — fraz|zled [ˈfræzəld] adj informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from fazle to twist together (15 19 centuries) (influenced by FRAY1)] feeling tired and anxious, for example after a journey or because you are very busy ▪ The meeting left me… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frazzled — having tired nerves, going in circles    I m frazzled! Gift shopping takes all my nervous energy …   English idioms

  • frazzled — adjective informal annoyed and unable to deal with problems or difficulties, especially because you have been very busy: I felt tired and frazzled …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frazzled — /ˈfræzəld/ (say frazuhld) verb 1. past tense and past participle of frazzle –adjective 2. exhausted, especially mentally and emotionally: frazzled nerves. 3. irritated; stressed. {def. 2 US (1880s) …   Australian English dictionary

  • frazzled — /fraz euhld/, adj. Informal. worn out; fatigued: a party that left us frazzled. [1870 75; FRAZZLE + ED2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • frazzled — adjective a) frayed at the edges b) exhausted either physically or emotionally …   Wiktionary

  • frazzled — Synonyms and related words: ausgespielt, debilitated, done, done up, dowdy, down at heel, down at the heels, drooping, emptied, enervated, enfeebled, exhausted, fagged, faint, fainting, far gone, fatigued, feeling faint, flagging, footsore,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frazzled — fraz|zled [ fræzld ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) extremely tired, annoyed, and unable to deal with things 2. ) BRITISH burned …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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