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See definition of stressful on Dictionary.com
  • as innerve-racking
  • as inon edge
  • as intaxing
  • as intense
  • as intrying

synonyms for stressful

  • annoying
  • trying
  • aggravating
  • disquieting
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • irksome
  • irritating
  • maddening
  • taxing
  • tense
  • upsetting
  • tedious
  • onerous
  • troublesome
  • demanding
  • disturbing
  • trying
  • wearing
  • punishing
  • tiring
  • exacting
  • difficult
  • exigent
  • grievous
  • heavy
  • oppressive
  • tough
  • wearisome
  • weighty
  • sapping
  • enervating
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How to use stressful in a sentence

Since it can be unethical to randomly assign humans to stressful conditions, the team tested the effects of varying “doses” of stress in squirrel monkeys that had not yet reached puberty.
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So her team invited 280 children into the lab to complete two stressful tasks.
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It would not be ethical to randomly assign humans to experience such stressful conditions.
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“My interest in RV travel increased during the pandemic, because I wanted to road-trip domestically and get into nature, but trying to map and plan out hotel stays—and sanitized hotels at that—was difficult and stressful,” she says.
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Isolating expectant mothers as though they had the virus created a stressful birth experience, a clinician noted.
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Not being able to check in on my regulars is extremely stressful.
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The technologies used for TrueLimb’s customization and manufacturing are pretty impressive, in that they both cut costs and make the user’s experience a lot less stressful.
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NASA and other space agencies run such missions to figure out best practices for keeping astronauts sane and productive in isolated and stressful environments.
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What you learn in couples therapy is how to communicate, especially under stressful or like antagonistic circum— Like, I recently had dinner with a newlywed couple.
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Hewson might not have been in what he thought any stressful need of ghostly comfort or reassurance in matters of faith.
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WORDS RELATED TO STRESSFUL

  • aggravating
  • annoying
  • disquieting
  • disturbing
  • exasperating
  • irksome
  • irritating
  • maddening
  • stressful
  • taxing
  • tense
  • trying
  • upsetting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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