Meaning of stressed in English:


Pronunciation /strɛst/


  • 1Experiencing mental or emotional strain or tension.

    ‘stressed workers reported smoking more’
    • ‘she should see a doctor if she is feeling particularly stressed out’
  • 2Phonetics
    (of a syllable) pronounced with stress.

    • ‘elision after a stressed syllable’
  • 3Strengthened by the application of stress during manufacture; prestressed.

    • ‘stressed concrete walls’