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1. nail-biting

adjective. (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense.

Synonyms

  • tense
  • cliff-hanging
  • suspenseful

Antonyms

  • decisive
  • easy
  • unagitated
  • relax

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Words that Rhyme with Nail Biting

  • overexciting
  • uninviting
  • unexciting
  • underwriting
  • reigniting
  • reuniting
  • overwriting
  • nonbiting
  • uniting
  • rewriting
  • reciting
  • inviting
  • indicting
  • inciting
  • igniting
  • exciting
  • delighting
  • benighting
  • whiting
  • slighting
  • writing
  • siting
  • sighting
  • lighting
  • kiting
  • fighting
  • citing

Example sentences of the word nail-biting


1. Noun Phrase
If your pup becomes significantly bored, he might try to entertain himself with nail biting.

2. Noun Phrase
What looks like nail biting isn't always actually nail biting.

3. Noun Phrase
We know it's not an easy subject but, TBH, your nail biting habit needs to stop.

4. Noun Phrase
Here are five nail biting habit busters to try.

2. biting

adjective. ['ˈbaɪtɪŋ'] capable of wounding.

Synonyms

  • barbed
  • pungent
  • nipping
  • sarcastic

Antonyms

  • tasteless
  • hot
  • respectful
  • uncritical

3. biting

adjective. ['ˈbaɪtɪŋ'] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold.

Synonyms

  • painful

Antonyms

  • safe
  • unarmed

4. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] attach something somewhere by means of nails.

Antonyms

  • activeness

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.

Synonyms

  • lunula
  • integumentary system
  • toenail
  • fingernail
  • matrix
  • unguis
  • horny structure
  • lunule
  • half-moon
  • dactyl

Antonyms

  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.

Synonyms

  • brad
  • nailhead
  • tack
  • stub nail
  • fastener
  • fourpenny nail
  • eightpenny nail
  • fixing
  • head
  • sixpenny nail
  • clout nail
  • clout
  • holdfast
  • spike
  • clinch
  • fastening
  • doornail
  • hobnail
  • stem
  • staple
  • shank

Antonyms

  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] take into custody.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • nab
  • cop
  • clutch
  • collar
  • apprehend
  • arrest
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • give
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] hit hard.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • smash
  • hit

Antonyms

  • repel
  • start
  • depress
  • lower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.

Synonyms

  • linear unit

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • fall

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] succeed in obtaining a position.

Synonyms

  • deliver the goods
  • bring home the bacon
  • nail down
  • win
  • peg
  • succeed

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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