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stressedadjective

 us   /strest/ (also stressed-out,  /ˈstrestˈɑʊt/ )
worried and ​nervous: The ​kids are ​sick, I just ​lost my baby-sitter, and ​ourtoilet doesn’t ​work – no ​wonder I ​feel stressed-out!
(Definition of stressed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stressed" in Business English

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stressedadjective

uk   us   /strest/ (also informal stressed out)
worried and unhappy because you have too much ​work or too many problems to ​deal with: stressed (out) ​workers/​businesspeople/​commutersbe/get/feel stressed (out) A ​quarter of ​workersinterviewed said they ​felt '​highly stressed' at ​work.more/less/very stressed I ​feel less stressed since I've been ​working just ​parttime.be stressed out about/by/over sth I'm really stressed out about ​work at the moment.
(Definition of stressed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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