Synonyms for (noun) stress

Synonyms: emphasis, stress, accent

Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Usage: he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Similar words: inflection, prosody

Definition: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language


Synonyms: stress

Definition: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

Usage: the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area

Similar words: force

Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

Usage: force equals mass times acceleration


Synonyms: stress, tenseness, tension

Definition: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

Usage: he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension; stress is a vasoconstrictor

Similar words: mental strain, nervous strain, strain

Definition: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

Usage: his responsibilities were a constant strain; the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him


Synonyms: strain, stress

Definition: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

Usage: 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

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

Usage: grappling with financial difficulties


Synonyms: stress, focus

Definition: special emphasis attached to something

Usage: the stress was more on accuracy than on speed

Similar words: emphasis, accent

Definition: special importance or significance

Usage: the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

Synonyms for (verb) stress

Synonyms: stress, accent, accentuate

Definition: put stress on; utter with an accent

Usage: In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Similar words: pronounce, say, sound out, enounce, enunciate, articulate

Definition: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Usage: She pronounces French words in a funny way; I cannot say `zip wire'; Can the child sound out this complicated word?


Synonyms: punctuate, accent, accentuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize

Definition: to stress, single out as important

Usage: Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Similar words: show, evince, express

Definition: give expression to

Usage: She showed her disappointment


Synonyms: try, strain, stress

Definition: test the limits of

Usage: You are trying my patience!

Similar words: afflict

Definition: cause great unhappiness for; distress

Usage: she was afflicted by the death of her parents