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Definition of high-strung:

  1. Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high- strung horse.


jolting, jolty, restless, highly strung, edgy, jittery, bumpy, nervy, overstrung, frightened, worried, restive, rough, anxious, tense, in suspense, uneasy, rocky, uptight, alarmed, on edge, troubled, upset, impatient, brash, jumpy, cheeky.