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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 of stress pressure, strain, tension Words Related to stress load, weight; anxiety, concern, uneasiness, worry; aggravation, anger, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, persecution, trouble Near Antonyms of stress comfort, consolation

  2. 2 a special notice or importance given to something the company's orientation program places considerable stress on workplace safety Synonyms of stress accent, accentuation, emphasis, underscoring, weightWords Related to stress attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regardNear Antonyms of stress minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifferenceAntonyms of stress 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 of stress bother, fear, fret, fuss, stew, worry, sweat, troubleWords Related to stress agonize; long, pine, yearn; chafe; despairNear Antonyms of stress 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 of stress accentuate, bring out, italicize, emphasize, underline, underscoreWords Related to stress amplify, beef (up), boost, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; augment, deepen, enhance, enlarge, heighten, magnify, maximize, supplement; enliven, jazz (up)Near Antonyms of stress decrease, diminish, lessen, minimize, reduce, subdue, tone (down), understate, weakenAntonyms of stress de-emphasize

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



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