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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)

    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

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. STRESS

    Synonyms:
    STent REStenosis Study ((1) N Engl J Med 1994;331:496-501; ((2) Am J Cardiol 1998;81:860-865 stress age syndrome STRESS Cardiology A trial comparing The STress REStenosis Study Primary endpoints MACE Conclusion Unknown www.tctmd.com/clinical-trials/; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=12018879See GLC7 ACRONYMS

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say stress in sign language?

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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
  • nyomaték, hangsúly, erő, nyomásHungarian
  • acentizarIdo
  • stress, áhersla, streitaIcelandic
  • accento, pressione, enfasi, tensione, stressItalian
  • ストレス, 力説, 応力, 重きJapanese
  • 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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