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Definition of "stressful" []

  • Full of or tending to cause stress. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stressful" in a sentence
  • "After spending what he described as a stressful weekend with his sick 3-year-old daughter, Santorum resumed his campaign at a suburban St. Louis community college -- assuring people that his daughter was improving and forecasting a political revival in swing states such as Missouri."
  • "Perhaps what we call stressful is to them everyday and ordinary."
  • "Then, in stressful situations, the facade might slip a bit … Also!"