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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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Stress":

    Chris Brown

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. STRESS

    Synonyms:
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How to pronounce stress?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use stress in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Cunningham:

    We believe that the impact of stress on bats would be very much as it would be on people, it would allow infections to increase and to be excreted -- to be shed. You can think of it like if people are stressed and have the cold sore virus, they will get a cold sore. That is the virus being' expressed.' This can happen in bats too.

  2. Aaron Grehan:

    Typically the kind of company able to do this would be in a strong financial position and with the impact from commodity prices and general economic stress, there's a small pool of stronger credits versus two or three years ago, but if there's a significant financial gain from that tender process, then you have to strongly consider it.

  3. Chief Bobby Long:

    Peoplethat need a little extra attention or are maybe showing signs of irritability,stress, depression, whatever it could be; he will really focus in on thatperson and then he wants my attention, some of the science behindthat shows that dogs can pick up on pheromones that people emit when they arehighly stressed and some science points to body language, cues that peopleleave.

  4. Laura Berman:

    I find meditation to be an incredibly useful tool for managing stress, unlike exercise, which can be difficult for moms who are very far along in their pregnancy, meditation works for every stage of pregnancy and every size of woman.

  5. Jason Redman:

    Your physical health plays such a [ big ] part in your ability to deal with stress and deal with depression.

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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
  • 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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