Definitions For Stress


  • The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
  • (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  • Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
  • Special emphasis attached to something
  • A state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.
  • Something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety
  • Physical force or pressure


  • Put stress on; utter with an accent
  • To stress, single out as important
  • Test the limits of
  • To give special attention to (something)
  • To pronounce (a syllable or word) in a louder or more forceful way than other syllables or words
  • To feel very worried or anxious about something : to feel stress

Is Stress a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Stress is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Stress in a Sentence

  • She uses meditation as a way of reducing stress.
  • Hormones are released into the body in response to emotional stress.
  • She is dealing with the stresses of working full-time and going to school.
  • The union stressed the need for stricter safety standards.
  • The risks involved in the procedure should be stressed.
  • Some people stress the second syllable of “harassment,” while others stress the first.

Synonyms for Stress

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