stress

noun

verb

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's downcast face with sweat emoji Apple's downcast face with sweat emoji Twemoji's downcast face with sweat emoji Facebook's downcast face with sweat emoji Messenger's downcast face with sweat emoji Google's downcast face with sweat emoji

Origin

Middle English (denoting hardship or force exerted on a person for the purpose of compulsion): shortening of distress, or partly from Old French estresse ‘narrowness, oppression’, based on Latin strictus ‘drawn tight’ (see strict).

Pronunciation

  • stress /strɛs/