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English definition of “stressful”

stressful

adjective     /ˈstresfʊl/
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 . Exams can be a stressful time for students . a stressful job / workplace / working environment find sth stressful Most people find job interviews pretty stressful.
(Definition of stressful adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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