Meaning of “stressed” in the English Dictionary


"stressed" in American English

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us /strest/ also stressed-out, /ˈstrestˈɑʊt/

worried and nervous:

The kids are sick, I just lost my baby-sitter, and our toilet 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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uk /strest/ us also informal stressed out

worried and unhappy because you have too much work or too many problems to deal with:

be/get/feel stressed (out) A quarter of workers interviewed said they felt 'highly stressed' at work.
more/less/very stressed I feel less stressed since I've been working just part time.
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)