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Entry Word: stress
Function: noun
Text: 1 the burden on one's emotional or mental well-being created by demands on one's time <with a full-time job and her college courses, the young woman is under a lot of stress right now>
Synonyms pressure, strain, tension
Related Words load, weight; anxiety, concern, uneasiness, worry; aggravation, anger, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, persecution, trouble
Near Antonyms comfort, consolation
2 a special notice or importance given to something <our English teacher places great stress on learning grammar> -- see EMPHASIS 1