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")

Antonyms of adj stressed

2 senses of stressed

Sense 1
stressed, distressed -- (suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing")

INDIRECT (VIA troubled) -> untroubled -- (not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face")

Sense 2
stressed (vs. unstressed), accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")

unstressed (vs. stressed) -- (not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed")
        => feminine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an unaccented beat or syllable; "a feminine ending")
        => unaccented, light, weak -- ((used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable")
        => unemphatic -- (not emphasized)

Similarity of adj stressed

2 senses of stressed

Sense 1
stressed, distressed -- (suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing")
       => troubled (vs. untroubled) -- (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers")

Sense 2
stressed (vs. unstressed), accented -- (bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'")
       => emphatic, emphasized, emphasised -- (spoken with emphasis; "an emphatic word")
       => masculine -- ((music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable; "a masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'")

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