Definition of stressful in English:

stressful

adjective

  • Causing mental or emotional stress.

    ‘corporate finance work can be stressful’
    • ‘To add injustice to the stressful wait is a recipe for disaster that can lead to hostility.’
    • ‘Just getting in and out of my chair is an incredibly hard and stressful task.’
    • ‘Instead, we are all working harder and in more stressful circumstances than ever.’
    • ‘Her work is stressful, and she worries that her bowel problems may affect her job performance.’
    • ‘Berlin is a reminder that life doesn't have to be fast, career-driven and stressful.’
    • ‘That way I can miss the crowded trains and the general rush and hubbub, and it should be a lot less stressful.’
    • ‘Lots of people have stressful jobs, which feed back into their private lives.’
    • ‘It can be really stressful and you never know if you are coming or going.’
    • ‘I know this has been a very difficult and stressful time for the family and for staff involved.’
    • ‘I can feel my blood pressure going up already - next Saturday will be a very stressful day.’
    • ‘The piece was a light-hearted exercise to wind down my brain after a stressful exam period.’
    • ‘Having to make decisions can be stressful, because you have to weigh one option against another.’
    • ‘I had never worked in that way before and it was great fun although it was stressful because it was different.’
    • ‘Yesterday was quite a stressful day, as stressful as I've yet encountered in this role.’
    • ‘They're stressful games but I just tried not to get too hyped up about it all.’
    • ‘Preparing for your wedding day can be stressful as you juggle all these demands.’
    • ‘They say that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do.’
    • ‘It was stressful and physically demanding but a great privilege to be involved.’
    • ‘The finances are perhaps the most stressful element of building work for the average homeowner.’
    • ‘These are just some of the myriad of worries we face every day in our increasingly busy and stressful lives.’
    demanding, trying, exacting, taxing, difficult, hard, tough
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Pronunciation

stressful

/ˈstrɛsfʊl//ˈstrɛsf(ə)l/