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Words nearby stressed-out
What does stressed-out mean?
Stressed-out means experiencing a lot of emotional stress.
The adjective stressed can mean the same thing. Both terms often imply that the level of stress is intense or higher than usual—that stress has built up and is becoming hard to deal with.
The phrasal verb stress out can mean to experience stress, as in Don’t stress out about the meeting—it’s not a big deal. It can also mean to cause someone to experience stress, as in You’re really stressing me out. The term stressed-out comes from the past tense of this sense: someone who is stressed-out has been stressed out by someone or something (or, as is often the case, by a combination of different factors).
Stressed-out is commonly spelled without a hyphen, as stressed out.
Example: During the week of final exams, the library is filled with stressed-out students frantically trying to study.
Where does stressed-out come from?
The first records of the phrasal verb stress out come from around the 1940s, and the adjective form stressed-out came later. In both terms, the word out can be thought of as meaning something like “thoroughly” or “completely.” It’s used in similar ways in other informal adjectives involving emotional, mental, or physical states, such as freaked-out, worn-out, and burned-out.
Describing yourself as stressed-out usually means that stress has accumulated. This can be from things that have already happened or that are happening or from worries about things that will or might happen. The variety of different things that can cause someone to become stressed-out is unlimited.
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What are some other forms related to stressed-out?
- stressed out (unhyphenated alternate spelling)
- stress out (verb)
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How is stressed-out used in real life?
Stressed-out is informal. It’s very common for people to describe themselves as stressed-out or stressed.
The more kids act out, the more their stressed-out parents turn to screens, a study found.
And the more parents turned to screens, the more the kids acted out.
Here's how to resist the urge ⬇️https://t.co/gPv5qkMpmB
— NPR (@NPR) June 30, 2019
I did it!!! 1,000 miles in 2020🏃🏻♀️🎉
Through it all, running has been my constant. Running is my answer! Stressed out? Time to run. Tired? Time to run. Happy? Time to run. A million things to do? Time to run. In the middle of a pandemic? Time to run! #Goals pic.twitter.com/Lkjzm2iBS4
— Analee Spray (@analee_spray) November 18, 2020
#TruthIs I get stressed-out and overwhelmed by life all the time, and my favorite way to chill out is to watch Adventure Time
— Matt Johnson (@Mattj0007) April 12, 2012
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of stressed-out?
Example sentences from the Web for stressed-out
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
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Police officials told the AP that they came out with guns blazing.
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And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Liszt looked at it, and to her fright and dismay cried out in a fit of impatience, "No, I won't hear it!"Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum