Definition of stressful in English:

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stressful

Pronunciation: /ˈstresfəl/

adjective

Causing mental or emotional stress: corporate finance work can be stressful
More example sentences
  • Just getting in and out of my chair is an incredibly hard and stressful task.
  • Instead, we are all working harder and in more stressful circumstances than ever.
  • I know this has been a very difficult and stressful time for the family and for staff involved.
Synonyms
demanding, trying, taxing, difficult, hard, tough;
fraught, traumatic, pressured, tense, frustrating

Derivatives

stressfully

adverb
Example sentences
  • He ran a hand stressfully through his dark blonde hair and then said in a calmer but quivering voice, ‘All right, look.’
  • Alexis ran her fingers through her hair stressfully, ‘Tony, come on, let's just get out of here.’
  • Call centers are, by definition, stressfully noisy and glary.

stressfulness

noun
Example sentences
  • It has looked into the best and worst American cities for sleeping in, being physically fit in, stressfulness and crime rates.
  • More specifically, gender differences in utilization of family support and utilization of emotional support disappeared when controlling for the perceived stressfulness of the scenarios.
  • Is the stressfulness of a learning environment something that should be taken into consideration when teaching, designing, or evaluating a school?

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Syllabification: stress·ful

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