Dictionary Results for stress


1. stress - 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"

Synonym(s): emphasis, accent

Hypernym(s): prosody, inflection




2. stress - noun

· (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

Synonym(s): tension, tenseness

Hypernym(s): strain, mental_strain, nervous_strain




3. stress - noun

· special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

Synonym(s): focus

Hypernym(s): emphasis, accent




4. stress - 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

Synonym(s): strain

Hypernym(s): difficulty




5. stress - noun

· (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"

Hypernym(s): force




6. stress - verb

· to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

Synonym(s): emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

Hypernym(s): express, show, evince




7. stress - verb

· put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Synonym(s): accent, accentuate

Hypernym(s): pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound_out, enunciate, say




8. stress - verb

· test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"

Synonym(s): try, strain

Hypernym(s): afflict





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