Definition of eustress in English:


Syllabification: eu·stress
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈstres


  • Moderate or normal psychological stress interpreted as being beneficial for the experiencer.
    More example sentences
    • He described two kinds of stress: eustress and distress.
    • There are three different types of stress: eustress, distress, and neustress.
    • Actually, there are two types of stress: eustress, which is pleasant stress, and distress, which is potentially harmful stress.


late 20th century: eu- + stress, on the pattern of distress.

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