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stresses

noun
plural of stress

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 a special notice or importance given to something
  • the company's orientation program places considerable stress on workplace safety

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stresses

verb
present tense third-person singular of stress

Synonyms & Antonyms of stresses (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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“Stresses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stresses. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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