stressful
adjective Date: 1853 full of or tending to induce stress • stressfully adverb

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  • Stressful — Stress ful, a. Having much stress. Rush. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stressful — (adj.) 1853, from STRESS (Cf. stress) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Stressfully; stressfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • stressful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing mental or emotional stress …   English terms dictionary

  • stressful — stress stress [stres] noun [uncountable] continuous feelings of worry about your work or personal life, that prevent you from relaxing: • a stress related illness (= one caused by stress ) • She s been under stress at work …   Financial and business terms

  • stressful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, sound ▪ become, get ▪ My job s getting more and more stressful. ▪ find sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • stressful — stress|ful [ˈstresfəl] adj a job, experience, or situation that is stressful makes you worry a lot ▪ Moving to a new house is a very stressful experience …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stressful — [[t]stre̱sfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If a situation or experience is stressful, it causes the person involved to feel stress. I think I ve got one of the most stressful jobs there is …   English dictionary

  • stressful — adjective a job, experience, or situation that is stressful makes you worry a lot: Moving to a new house is a very stressful experience …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stressful — stressfully, adv. /stres feuhl/, adj. full of stress or tension: the stressful days before a war. [1850 55; STRESS + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • stressful — adjective Irritating; causing stress. I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when youve lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.… …   Wiktionary

  • stressful — stress·ful stres fəl adj full of or subject to stress <stressful situations> stress·ful·ly fə lē adv …   Medical dictionary

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