stressful

stressful
stress stress [stres] noun [uncountable]
continuous feelings of worry about your work or personal life, that prevent you from relaxing:

• a stress-related illness (= one caused by stress )

• She's been under stress at work.

• a stress management consultant (= someone who helps people deal with stress )

— stressful adjective :

• a stressful job

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stressful UK US /ˈstresfʊl/ adjective
a stressful situation or event is difficult to deal with and makes you feel worried and unhappy: stressful for sb »

The relocation was extremely stressful for all concerned.

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Exams can be a stressful time for students.

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a stressful job/workplace/working environment

find sth stressful »

Most people find job interviews pretty stressful.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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