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stress

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stress

  1. 1 the burden on one's emotional or mental well-being created by demands on one's time <with a full-time job and her college courses, the young woman is under a lot of stress right now> Synonyms pressure, strain, tension Related Words load, weight; anxiety, concern, uneasiness, worry; aggravation, anger, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, persecution, trouble Near Antonyms comfort, consolation

  2. 2 a special notice or importance given to something <the company's orientation program places considerable stress on workplace safety> Synonyms accent, accentuation, emphasis, underscoring, weightRelated Words attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regardNear Antonyms minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifferenceAntonyms de-emphasis




stress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stress

  1. 1 to experience concern or anxiety <the restaurant manager has a tendency to stress about every little thing that goes wrong> Synonyms bother, fear, fret, fuss, stew, worry, sweat, troubleRelated Words agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms accept; abide, bear, endure, stick out, stomach, sustain, take, tolerate

  2. 2 to make more apparent <his bad performance only stressed what I'd been saying all along> Synonyms accentuate, bring out, italicize, emphasize, underline, underscoreRelated Words amplify, beef (up), boost, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; augment, deepen, enhance, enlarge, heighten, magnify, maximize, supplement; enliven, jazz (up)Near Antonyms decrease, diminish, lessen, minimize, reduce, subdue, tone (down), understate, weakenAntonyms de-emphasize

  3. 3 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on <the doctor stressed the importance of exercise> Synonyms accent, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, emphasizeRelated Words focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplayNear Antonyms tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimizeAntonyms de-emphasize, play down





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