stressful

[ stres-fuh l ]
/ ˈstrɛs fəl /

adjective

full of stress or tension: the stressful days before a war.

Nearby words

  1. stress-timed,
  2. stressbuster,
  3. stressed,
  4. stressed out,
  5. stressed-out,
  6. stressfully,
  7. stressor,
  8. stretch,
  9. stretch a point,
  10. stretch limo

Origin of stressful

First recorded in 1850–55; stress + -ful

Related formsstress·ful·ly, adverbun·stress·ful, adjective

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Word Origin and History for unstressful

stressful

adj.

1853, from stress (n.) + -ful. Related: Stressfully; stressfulness.

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