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stressed

[ stres ]SEE DEFINITION OF stressed
  • verbaccentuate, emphasize
  • verbput under physical or mental pressure

Synonyms for stressed

  • repeat
  • underline
  • underscore
  • accent
  • belabor
  • feature
  • headline
  • italicize
  • spot
  • spotlight
  • dwell on
  • harp on
  • lay emphasis on
  • make emphatic
  • play up
  • point up
  • rub in
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Antonyms for stressed

  • attenuate
  • reduce
  • relax
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRESSED

The Captain was taken aback by these three words, which Mr. Blood had stressed.

There are no silent letters, and all syllables are stressed equally.

Religion, on the other hand, has stressed mystery and accepted it in its own terms.

The need of emotional preparedness for marriage must be stressed.

All of which stressed the beauty he had noticed the day before.

What characteristics of personality are stressed in this definition?

Verbs with this affix always have a stressed final syllable.

But there is always the chance that if I have minimized, they might have stressed a little unduly.

“And a promise always should be kept,” Mr. Hatfield stressed.

It must be stressed that no evidence of any such kiln exists.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "hardship, adversity, force, pressure," in part a shortening of Middle French destresse (see distress), in part from Old French estrece "narrowness, oppression," from Vulgar Latin *strictia, from Latin strictus "compressed," past participle of stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). The purely psychological sense is attested from 1942.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STRESSED

drawn

adjectivetense, fatigued
  • fraught
  • haggard
  • harassed
  • harrowed
  • peaked
  • pinched
  • sapped
  • starved
  • strained
  • stressed
  • taut
  • thin
  • tired
  • worn

harried

adjectivepressured
  • agitated
  • anxious
  • at wit's end
  • beset
  • bothered
  • distressed
  • harassed
  • hard-pressed
  • stressed
  • troubled
  • worried

overworked

adjectiveworn out
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