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stressful

[stres-fuh l] /ˈstrɛs fəl/
adjective
1.
full of stress or tension:
the stressful days before a war.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; stress + -ful
Related forms
stressfully, adverb
unstressful, adjective
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stressful

adj.

1853, from stress (n.) + -ful. Related: Stressfully; stressfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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