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stress

noun

1 stress

The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch):
— He put the stress on the wrong syllable.

synonyms: accent, emphasis.

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 580: voice; vocality; organ, lungs, bellows; good voice, fine voice, powerful voice etc. (loud) 404; musical voice etc. 413; ... show more

Dutch: benadrukking, accent, beklemtoning, emfaze, klemtoon, nadruk
Polish: akcent



2 stress

psychology A state of mental or emotional strain or suspense:
— Stress is a vasoconstrictor.

synonyms: tenseness, tension.

Dutch: nervositeit, overspannenheid, overspanning, spanning, stress
Polish: nerwowość

3 stress

Special emphasis attached to something:
— The stress was more on accuracy than on speed.

synonym: focus.

4 stress

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.

synonym: strain.

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Dutch: spanning, stress
Polish: zdenerwowanie, stres

5 stress

physics Force that produces strain on a physical body.

Dutch: spankracht, spanning
Polish: naprężenie

verb

1 stress

To stress, single out as important.

synonyms: accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate.

Dutch: accentueren, profileren

2 stress

Put stress on; utter with an accent.

synonyms: accent, accentuate.

Dutch: beklemtonen, accentueren, benadrukken

3 stress

Test the limits of.

synonyms: strain, try.

Dutch: beproeven


Moby thesaurus: Alexandrine, accent, accentuate, accentuation, ache, aching, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, ambivalence, ambivalence of impulse, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, anguish, annoyance, antispast, anxiety ... show more.

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