adjective Date: 1810 too highly strung ; too sensitive

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  • overstrung — [ō΄vər struŋ′] adj. too highly strung; tense …   English World dictionary

  • overstrung — /oh veuhr strung /, adj. 1. overly tense or sensitive; strained; on edge: Their nerves were badly overstrung. 2. Archery. (of a bow) strung too tightly. [1800 10; OVER + STRUNG] * * * …   Universalium

  • overstrung — adjective a) Excessively tense or nervous b) Strung too tightly …   Wiktionary

  • overstrung — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. highstrung, tense, excitable, distraught, hypersensitive, nervous; see also excited , frantic , hysterical , troubled 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • overstrung — adj. excessively nervous, high strung; strung too tightly (Archery); strung with two sets of strings (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overstrung — adjective (of a piano) with strings in sets crossing each other obliquely …   English new terms dictionary

  • overstrung — adj 1. high strung, tense, emotional, excitable, easily excited; susceptible, easily hurt, quick to tears; hot tempered, inflammable, volatile. 2. neurotic, nervous, Inf. uptight, temperamental, unpredictable; apprehensive, anxious, phobic,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • overstrung — /ˈoʊvəstrʌŋ/ (say ohvuhstrung) adjective 1. too highly strung. 2. (of pianos) having two sets of strings crossing each other obliquely …   Australian English dictionary

  • overstrung — adj. 1 (of a person, disposition, etc.) intensely strained, highly strung. 2 (of a piano) with strings in sets crossing each other obliquely …   Useful english dictionary

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