Synonyms for stress

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : stres
Phonetic Transcription : strɛs

Top 10 synonyms for stress Other synonyms for the word stress

Définition of stress

Origin :
  • c.1300, "hardship, adversity, force, pressure," in part a shortening of Middle French destresse (see distress), in part from Old French estrece "narrowness, oppression," from Vulgar Latin *strictia, from Latin strictus "compressed," past participle of stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). The purely psychological sense is attested from 1942.
  • noun emphasis
  • noun physical or mental pressure
  • verb accentuate, emphasize
  • verb put under physical or mental pressure
Example sentences :
  • The girl in the chair was shaking soundlessly under the stress of her emotions.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The girl's answer was uttered with nervous eagerness which revealed her own stress of fear.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • We were right, it seems, in putting some stress on that "perjured" when we first met it.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • All trace of stress and strain had left it, replaced by an enigmatic calm.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • But now, when the stress came, all this philanthropy fell away.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Nicholas Oldfield groaned, but in the stress of voices no one heard him.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • She rushed at top speed, vibrating under the stress of her engines.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • However, my dear Prince, I will lay no stress upon this point.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Others had pneumonia and were wasting beneath the stress of their frightful cough.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • Dispersion of the armament against Algiers by stress of weather.
  • Extract from : « The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX » by Various

Antonyms for stress

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