stressed


stressed
[[t]stre̱st[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you are stressed, you feel tense and anxious because of difficulties in your life.

Work out what situations or people make you feel stressed and avoid them.

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2) ADJ: ADJ n A stressed object is affected by strong physical pressure which has been applied to it. [TECHNICAL]

...stressed metal.

3) ADJ If a word or part of a word is stressed, it is pronounced with emphasis.
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English dictionary. 2008.

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  • stressed — UK US /strest/ adjective also INFORMAL stressed out) ► worried and unhappy because you have too much work or too many problems to deal with: »stressed (out) workers/business people/commuters be/get/feel stressed (out) »A quarter of workers… …   Financial and business terms

  • stressed — [ strest ] or ,stressed out adjective 1. ) affected by stress: I ve been really stressed out at work recently. physically and mentally stressed 2. ) a stressed word or SYLLABLE (=part of a word) is pronounced more loudly or with greater force… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stressed — UK [strest] / US or stressed out UK / US adjective 1) affected by stress I ve been really stressed out at work recently. physically and mentally stressed 2) linguistics a stressed word or syllable (= part of a word) is pronounced more loudly or… …   English dictionary

  • stressed — [strest] adj 1.) [not before noun] also stressed out informal so worried and tired that you cannot relax ▪ I always eat when I m feeling stressed. 2.) technical an object, especially a metal object, that is stressed has had a lot of pressure or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stressed — stressed; un·stressed; …   English syllables

  • stressed — index alleged Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stressed — (also informal stressed out) adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ look, seem, sound ▪ become, get …   Collocations dictionary

  • stressed — adjective Date: 1973 stressed out < feeling stressed about work > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stressed — mod. upset; annoyed. □ Come on, man, don’t get stressed! It’s only a gag. □ I am really stressed. I need a vacation …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stressed — adjective a) suffering stress (either physical or mental) b) having a stress or accent Ant: unstressed See Also: stressed out …   Wiktionary


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