- n. psychology A healthful, stimulating kind and level of stress.
- eu- + stress (Wiktionary)
“Selye 1974, 1978 uses the two separate terms eustress and distress to distinguish between positive and negative life consequences of stress for the individual, even though chemically the two forms of stress are exactly the same.”
“Some stress, called eustress, can be good for the body, such as the stress involved in winning the lottery and trying to figure out how to spend the winnings.”
“There are two types of stress, positive stress, sometimes called eustress, and negative stress.”
“Hans Selye, who laid the foundations of stress science in the 1930s, believed so strongly in good stress that he coined a word, "eustress," for it.”
“Prof. Len Zaichkowsky of the sports-psychology program at Boston University School of Medicine and School of Education compares the "eustress," or good stress characteristics, of spectating to the stress-relieving benefits associated with sexual activity.”
“Sometimes this beneficial stress is referred to as "eustress".”
“It seems like a natural extension to spend and recuperate energy in the most efficient manner possible: by creating eustress scenarios.”
“In respect to energy maintenance and balance, eustress and distress have very different effects on the body.”
“They attend to their internal dialog, continually searching for the most efficient and powerful ways to speak to themselves (i.e., looking to create eustress interpretations).”
“The two types of stress are known as: eustress and distress.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘eustress’.
Start with the effect, the what; signal-patch known-belief spirit. "Write my program, routine me." New cue vs brand loyalty. Ritual Ceremony Design Technologies, Inc.
Catch-all for things culled from Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, by Erin McKean, et al.
All the words from the Grandiloquent Dictionary.
946 of these 2700 words do not yield any results in six different dictionaries, hence many of them might be misspellings.
These are just some random words that I might find a list for someday.
All the words that are fit to be made up. Or, you know, to get into a weekly newsmagazine. I've been meaning to make this list for a long time.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
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