Need another word that means the same as “stressful”? Find 9 synonyms and 30 related words for “stressful” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Stressful” are: nerve-racking, nerve-wracking, trying, demanding, exacting, taxing, difficult, hard, tough
Stressful as an Adjective
Definitions of "Stressful" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “stressful” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Extremely irritating to the nerves.
- Causing mental or emotional stress.
Synonyms of "Stressful" as an adjective (9 Words)
|demanding||(of a person) making others work hard or meet high standards; not easily satisfied.|
A baby can be so demanding.
|difficult||Hard to control.|
She had a difficult decision to make.
|exacting||Making great demands on one’s skill, attention, or other resources.|
An exacting instructor.
|hard||Unfortunate or hard to bear.|
The slate broke on the hard floor.
|nerve-racking||Extremely irritating to the nerves.|
|nerve-wracking||Extremely irritating to the nerves.|
|taxing||Not easily borne; wearing.|
A taxing schedule.
|tough||Feeling physical discomfort or pain tough is occasionally used colloquially for bad.|
Tough street gangs.
|trying||Extremely irritating to the nerves.|
It had been a very trying day.
Usage Examples of "Stressful" as an adjective
- Corporate finance work can be stressful.
- The stressful days before a war.
Associations of "Stressful" (30 Words)
|aching||Arousing, experiencing, or expressive of intense sorrow or longing.|
An aching sense of loss.
|agonizing||Causing great physical or mental pain.|
There is an agonizing choice to make.
|biting||Capable of wounding.|
A cream to ward off biting insects.
|callus||Form a callus or calluses.|
The exposed surface will quickly form healing callus.
|complicated||Consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate.|
A complicated problem.
|daunting||Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.|
A daunting task.
|debacle||Flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer.|
The only man to reach double figures in the second innings debacle.
|defeated||People who are defeated.|
The defeated enemy.
|disappointed||(of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized.|
Thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting.
|discouraging||Causing someone to lose confidence or enthusiasm; depressing.|
Where never is heard a discouraging word.
|disillusioned||Freed from illusion.|
The minority groups were completely disillusioned with the party.
|distressing||Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting.|
Some very distressing news.
|doleful||Expressing sorrow; mournful.|
He could be struck off with doleful consequences.
He explained the procedure in excruciating detail.
Their foiled attempt to capture Calais.
|frustrating||Discouraging by hindering.|
It can be very frustrating to find that the size you want isn t there.
|intimidating||Having a frightening, overawing, or threatening effect.|
The intimidating defence barrister.
Petty regulations were becoming very irksome.
Stared with mournful eyes.
|painful||Causing physical pain.|
A painful performance.
|poignant||Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.|
Poignant grief cannot endure forever.
|sad||Of things that make you feel sad Christina Rossetti.|
A sad day for us all.
|sore||Causing misery or pain or distress.|
He was sore from the long ride.
|tedious||Too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.|
A tedious journey.
A torturous five days of fitness training.
|trying||Difficult or annoying; hard to endure.|
Fell upon trying times.
|unfulfilled||Not having fully utilized or exploited one’s abilities or character.|
Unfulfilled and uneasy men.
Had an unhappy time at school.
|unsatisfied||Not having been satisfied.|
The compromise left all sides unsatisfied.