Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stress

5 senses of stress

Sense 1
stress, emphasis, accent -- (the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")
       => prosody, inflection -- (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)

Sense 2
tension, tenseness, stress -- ((psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor")
       => strain, mental strain, nervous strain -- ((psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him")

Sense 3
stress, focus -- (special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed")
       => emphasis, accent -- (special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents")

Sense 4
stress, strain -- (difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "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)
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 5
stress -- ((physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area")
       => force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stress

3 senses of stress

Sense 1
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate -- (to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 2
stress, accent, accentuate -- (put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word")
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Sense 3
try, strain, stress -- (test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!")
       => afflict -- (cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents")

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