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stressed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

suffering from high levels of physical and especially psychological stress
  • you seem really stressed right now, so maybe you should try to do something more relaxing

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stressed

verb
past tense of stress

Synonyms & Antonyms of stressed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to experience concern or anxiety
  • the restaurant manager has a tendency to stress about every little thing that goes wrong

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2 to make more apparent
  • his bad performance only stressed what I'd been saying all along

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3 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on
  • the doctor stressed the importance of exercise

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The first known use of stressed was in 1973

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“Stressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stressed. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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