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Adjective: stressed  strest
  1. Suffering severe physical strain or distress
    "he dropped out of the race, clearly stressed and having difficulty breathing";
    - distressed
  2. Bearing a stress or accent
    "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in 'delay'";
    - accented
Verb: stress  stres
  1. Single out as important; draw attention to (something)
    "Dr. Jones stresses exercise in addition to a change in diet";
    - emphasize, emphasise [Brit], punctuate, accent, accentuate
  2. Put stress on; utter with an accent
    "In Farsi, you stress the last syllable of each word";
    - accent, accentuate
  3. Test the limits of
    "You are stressing my patience!";
    - try, strain

See also: emphasised [Brit], emphasized, emphatic, masculine, troubled

Type of: afflict, articulate, enounce, enunciate, evince [formal], express, pronounce, say, show, sound out

Antonym: unstressed

Encyclopedia: Stress, mechanical