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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:
    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

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. Zack Held:

    If you are stressed, make stress into a joke.

  2. Sheldon Cohen:

    This suggests that being hugged by a trusted person may act as an effective means of conveying support and that increasing the frequency of hugs might be an effective means of reducing the deleterious effects of stress, the apparent protective effect of hugs may be attributable to the physical contact itself or to hugging being a behavioral indicator of support and intimacy.

  3. Michael Cronin:

    Until we get some clarity on the stress tests and credit, it'll be a lot harder to move materially higher in the near term.

  4. Chris Kolba:

    The entire body works as a linked system, and a lot of times when people come in with knee or hip injuries, it’s actually because their butt isn’t strong enough, the rear-end should act as support for the entire body and as a shock absorber for stress during exercise. But if it’s too weak, other parts of the body take up the slack and often results in injury.

  5. Andrew Russo:

    I think migraine occurs when there's a departure from homeostasis or, in other words, when there's an imbalance in the body, what we think the medications are doing, such as blocking [ that protein ] ; apparently with yoga you're restoring that balance by reducing stress.


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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