Synonyms of stress in English:

stress


See definition of stress

noun

1‘he's obviously under a lot of stress’

SYNONYMS
strain, pressure, tension, nervous tension, worry, anxiety, nervousness
trouble, difficulty, distress, trauma, suffering, pain, grief
informal hassle
ANTONYMS

relaxation

2‘he has started to lay greater stress on the government's role in education’

SYNONYMS
emphasis, importance, weight, force, insistence
Indian weightage

3‘normally, the stress falls on the first syllable’

SYNONYMS
emphasis, accent, accentuation
beat
ictus

4‘the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar’

SYNONYMS
pressure, tension, strain, tightness, tautness
rare tensity

verb

1‘they stressed the need for reform’

SYNONYMS
emphasize, draw attention to, focus attention on, underline, underscore, point up, place emphasis on, lay stress on, highlight, spotlight, turn the spotlight on, bring to the fore, foreground, accentuate, press home, impress on someone, make a point of, dwell on, harp on, belabour, insist on, rub in
ANTONYMS

play down, understate

2‘in French, the last syllable is usually stressed’

SYNONYMS
place the emphasis on, give emphasis to, emphasize, place the accent on

3‘the staff were stressed by the demands he made upon them’

SYNONYMS
overstretch, overtax, push to the limit, pressurize, pressure, burden, make tense, cause to feel emotional strain, cause to feel mental strain
worry, upset, distress, harass
informal hassle