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overstrung (adj.)

also over-strung, 1767 of musical instruments, "with strings too tense;" 1801, of persons, "too sensitively organized," from over- + strung. In the figurative extension, the notion is the one in the colloquial expression wound too tight.As a type of pianowith string sets crossing each other obliquely, by 1860.

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Definitions of overstrung

overstrung (adj.)
being in a tense state;
Synonyms: edgy / high-strung / highly strung / jittery / jumpy / nervy / restive / uptight
overstrung (adj.)
too tightly strung;
an overstrung archery bow
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