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Is there any difference between "a nervous wreck" and " an emotional wreck"? They are virtually the same thing to me.
May 21, 2013 1:42 PM
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Yes, virtually the same. If there is a difference, "emotional wreck" would probably be the worse state to be in. See Miss Courtney's answer. Although, I would also say that: A "nervous wreck" can refer to someone who is expressing things other than nervousness. A "nervous wreck" can apply to someone who is "is crying a lot, very depressed, sad, and or acting abnormally due to extreme shock." So, to me, they are virtually the same. The nervous system (nerves) is often applied to the whole emotional state or life of a person.
May 21, 2013
I would agree they are VIRTUALLY the same, however "a nervous wreck" is someone who is only nervous or distraught. Someone who is "an emotional wreck" could be expressing emotions other than nervousness. Normally someone who is "an emotional wreck" is crying a lot, very depressed, sad, and or acting abnormally due to extreme shock.
May 21, 2013
No difference
May 21, 2013
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