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Synonyms for stress
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stress, emphasis, accent(noun)

    the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

    "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

    Synonyms:
    tenseness, speech pattern, vehemence, emphasis, dialect, accent mark, accent, tension, strain, focus, idiom

  2. tension, tenseness, stress(noun)

    (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

    "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

    Synonyms:
    accent, strain, latent hostility, focus, tensity, tautness, tension, tenseness, emphasis

  3. stress, focus(noun)

    special emphasis attached to something

    "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

    Synonyms:
    tenseness, focal point, focusing, emphasis, centering, accent, direction, nidus, tension, strain, focus, focussing

  4. stress, strain(noun)

    difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

    "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, focus, pains, straining, strain, melodic line, tenseness, form, breed, tenor, tension, emphasis, var., air, variant, nisus, line, accent, stock, striving, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

  5. stress(verb)

    (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

    "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"

    Synonyms:
    accent, tenseness, strain, emphasis, tension, focus

  6. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate(verb)

    to stress, single out as important

    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, mark, punctuate, try, accent, underscore, strain, accentuate, underline, emphasize

  7. stress, accent, accentuate(verb)

    put stress on; utter with an accent

    "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, punctuate, try, accent, strain, accentuate, emphasize

  8. try, strain, stress(verb)

    test the limits of

    "You are trying my patience!"

    Synonyms:
    punctuate, strive, tense up, deform, try, sample, essay, filter out, test, try out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, examine, extend, seek, try on, filter, accentuate, separate out, strain, adjudicate, render, prove, emphasise, distort, judge, taste, filtrate, attempt, accent, tense, hear, assay, emphasize

Wiktionary

  1. stress(verb)

    Emphasis placed on words in speaking.

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, emphasize, emphasis

  2. stress(verb)

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, emphasize, accent, emphasis

  3. stress(noun)

    Synonyms:
    underline, emphasize, emphasise, emphasis

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stress

    Synonyms:
    force, strain, weight, importance, pressure, urgency, emphasis

    Antonyms:
    alleviation, stillness, lightness, unimportance, casualty, touch, triviality

Editors Contribution

  1. train, pressure, tension, nervous tension, worry, anxiety, nervousness; trouble, difficulty, distres

    a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

    "he's obviously under a lot of stress"

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    force, strain

  2. stress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pressure, urgency

  3. stress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    importance, significance, weight

  4. stress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    emphasis, accent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stress(n)

    Synonyms:
    urgency, pressure, emphasis, accent, severity, inclemency, significance, importance

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. STRESS

    Synonyms:
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How to pronounce stress?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say stress in sign language?

  1. stress

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How to use stress in a sentence?

  1. H.W. Mann:

    One critical point related to stress vs relaxation, with regards to consciousness, is that stress takes us out of our conscious mind, and into our sub-conscious mind. A fast reactionary mode necessary for survival, but locking us into our programming, pre-programming not of this moment, but of the past, a mere shadow of life, not a living moment. By proper meditation, we shift our physical and mental state from the state of disease, to a state of healing, and collectively we do this on a planetary scale. We also shift from being governed by the sub-conscious, to a conscious state of mind. When we do this collectively, we complete the collective mind.

  2. Simple Diet ChangesThe Celebrity Trainer:

    From a purely physiological standpoint, walking raises your heart rate and burns calories, but it's also a great way to increase your mind-body connection, focus on your breath, spend time in nature, meditate, and de-stress.

  3. Peter Schnall:

    Social support is a very important buffer against stress, when your supervisors and your co-workers are trying to all do things together, then you’re getting a lot of social support — and the job is less stressful.

  4. Masahiro Toyoda:

    There have been some pieces of evidence related to human stress reduction by nature with plants or by plants, however, when we get accustomed and/or bored to the same scene, the stress recovery effect will not continue so long.

  5. Americo Mello:

    Working mothers are susceptible to stress related to the family get-together, as are those who are divorced and widowed, and anyone experiencing financial difficulties, also, older people, or those who are n’t well physically, may feel stress leading up to the family get-together.


Translations for stress

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  • إجهادArabic
  • баҫымBashkir
  • tensió, estressar, èmfasi, estrès, accentCatalan, Valencian
  • zdůraznitCzech
  • stresse, stressDanish
  • betonen, Stress, Betonung, Spannung, beanspruchen, stressenGerman
  • δύναμη, τονίζω, τονισμός, έμφασηGreek
  • stresoEsperanto
  • tensionar, estrés, enfatizar, tensar, estresar, énfasis, tensión, acento, acentuarSpanish
  • rõhutamaEstonian
  • فشار, دلهرهPersian
  • rasitus, painotus, kuormitus, painottaa, jännittää, stressata, stressi, jännitysFinnish
  • stresser, tension, stress, emphaser, soulignerFrench
  • béim ghutha, aiceannIrish
  • cudromScottish Gaelic
  • מצוקהHebrew
  • तनावHindi
  • nyomaték, hangsúly, erő, nyomásHungarian
  • acentizarIdo
  • stress, áhersla, streitaIcelandic
  • accento, pressione, enfasi, tensione, stressItalian
  • ストレス, 力説, 応力, 重きJapanese
  • ಒತ್ತಡKannada
  • 강세를 넣다, 강조하다, 변형력을 주다, 스트레스, 강세, 강조, 변형력, 압박, 압박을 주다Korean
  • spanning, zenuwenDutch
  • emfaza, akcentować, nacisk, naprężenie, stresPolish
  • tensão, estressePortuguese
  • stres, încordare, tensiuneRomanian
  • нажи́м, акце́нт, уси́лие, ударе́ние, напряже́ние, стресс, давле́ниеRussian
  • spänning, betoningSwedish
  • மன அழுத்தம்Tamil
  • ఒత్తిడిTelugu
  • ความเครียดThai
  • stres, sıkıntı, vurgulamak, altını çizmek, vurgu, tonlamaTurkish
  • nhấn mạnhVietnamese
  • 應力Chinese

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