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    How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

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    How What do you call someone that's who's always stressed / nervous ?

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    anxious? uptight?

    So many synonyms, so little time. (You're not going to get any answers when you a) don't provide any context, b) don't bother checking a thesaurus, c) don't make a suggestion and ask if it's correct.)

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

    High strung

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    One term for a very nervous and sensitive person is high-strung.

    Tom: Do you like your boss?

    Mona: Not really!

    Tom: Why not?

    Mona: She's very high-strung.

    Tom: In what way?

    Mona: Well, she's very impatient. And if you say something that irritates her, she

    will start yelling. The smallest thing can make her angry. She's very suspicious. The other day she saw

    me talking with someone, so she looks at me and asks "Are you two talking about

    me?" Oh, and the other day she went crazy because someone accidently spilled

    some coffee on her desk.

    Edit: I started typing BEFORE I saw Soothing Dave's excellent answer,

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

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    In addition to post by BobSmith, you will also hear "hyper" (short for hyperactive).

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

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    anxious? uptight?

    So many synonyms, so little time. (You're not going to get any answers when you a) don't provide any context, b) don't bother checking a thesaurus, c) don't make a suggestion and ask if it's correct.)
    It depends on whether you want another adjective (a word that stresses their nervousness/anxiety) or if you want a noun to indicate someone with those anxious traits.
    In the first case I am in perfect agreement with BobSmith.
    In the second case I would suggest a nervous wreck.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

    I have a question regarding the name of the topic.

    How do you call...?
    What do you call...?

    Only the second one is correct?

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    I have a question regarding the name of the topic.

    How do you call.a person that is always stressed..? Carefully!!
    What do you call...? Answers above.

    Only the second one is correct?
    b.

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    Re: How do you call someone that's always stressed / nervous ?

    Ohhh, now I get it! Thanks in advance!

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