: suffering from high levels of physical or especially psychological stress

Examples of stressed-out in a Sentence

the demands of this job are enough to make anyone stressed-out
Recent Examples on the Web A couple of my girlfriends (one who lived across the street and had a set of keys to my place) had stocked my fridge and left the notes out of concern because in my most anxious and stressed-out state, basic things like sleeping and eating become afterthoughts. Kathleen Newman-Bremang, refinery29.com, 13 Nov. 2023 One of those three is Judy Greer’s stressed-out, grieving Sophie, a long-term care nurse living with her 11-year-old daughter, Riley (Faithe Herman) in East Los Angeles. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2023 Who wants frustrated and stressed-out workers bad-mouthing the company to their peers, right? Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stressed-out was in 1980

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“Stressed-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stressed-out. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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: suffering from high levels of physical or especially psychological stress
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