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Related / Similar Words: emphasis, accent, tension, tenseness, strain, focus, accentuate, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, try

 

Definition:
  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable";
  • (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area";
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor";
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson;
  • special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed";
  • put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word";
  • to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet";
  • test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!";

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    Hyponyms: accentuation, tonic accent, pitch accent, word stress, word accent, sentence stress, tension, breaking point, yips, background, play down, downplay, bring out, set off, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, bear down, topicalize, point up, drive home, ram home, press home, underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise, rack

     

    Derivational Morphology: accent, accentuate, try, strain, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, dialect, idiom, accent mark, speech pattern, emphasis, accentuation, emphasizing, accenting, focus, tension, tenseness, stressor, straining

     

    Anagrams: setter, street, tester, rester

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 壓力   Dutch: spanning  
    Finnish: rasitus   French: tension  
    German: Spannung   Greek: ένταση  
    Hungarian: erő   Italian: tensione  
    Japanese: ストレス   Korean: 압박  
    Polish: naprężenie   Portuguese: tensão  
    Russian: напряжение   Spanish: tensión  
    Swedish: spänning  
     
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