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  Definition of stress
  1. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  2. (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
  3. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
  4. 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
  5. special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
  6. put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  7. to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
  8. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
Similar Words: emphasis, accent, tension, tenseness, strain, focus, accentuate, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, try

 

Hyponyms: accentuation, tonic accent, pitch accent, word stress, word accent, sentence stress, tension, breaking point, yips, background, play down, downplay, bring out, set off, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, bear down, topicalize, point up, drive home, ram home, press home, underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise, rack

 

Derivational Morphology: accent, accentuate, try, strain, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, dialect, idiom, accent mark, speech pattern, emphasis, accentuation, emphasizing, accenting, focus, tension, tenseness, stressor, straining

 

Anagrams: setter, street, tester, rester

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 壓力   Dutch: spanning  
Finnish: rasitus   French: tension  
German: Spannung   Greek: ένταση  
Hungarian: erő   Italian: tensione  
Japanese: ストレス   Korean: 압박  
Polish: naprężenie   Portuguese: tensão  
Russian: напряжение   Spanish: tensión  
Swedish: spänning  
 
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