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nerve-racking (adj.)

also nerveracking, "causing anxiety or mental stress," 1812, from nerve (n.) + present participle of rack (v.1). Between nerve-racking and nerve-wracking (1867) this is probably the better choice as a figure of speech, but the sense of wrack (v.), though less suitable in the image, is not obviously wrong.

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Definitions of nerve-racking from WordNet

nerve-racking (adj.)
extremely irritating to the nerves;
nerve-racking noise
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