American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Undergoing or suffering the effects of extreme stress: "frequent asides that are often exasperating to today's more stressed-out public” ( James Wilcox).
- adj. Suffering from a high level of stress
“When divorce does happen, it only adds to the stress faced by an already stressed-out population.”
“American policy makers and educators are at a dangerous crossroads: we can marginalize union villains and squeeze performance gains from stressed-out professionals living in a time warped learning paradigm.”
“Would you allow your stressed-out child to spend a day at home doing absolutely nothing so he/she can decompress?”
“While you won't find CM defined on Wikipedia or easily searched on Google, you will find it lurking in the minds and bodies of stressed-out, over-extended, over-committed employees of corporations, everywhere.”
“I took that same mentality to my jobs over the years, too, and it got me stressed-out with 70 work weeks.”
“The irony of a stressed-out working mother writing a novel about a stressed-out working mother was hard to bear at times.”
“Andy Clark (Emilio Estevez): The stressed-out jock used to wish that his knee would give out, and it finally did -- not on the wrestling mat, but during a particularly intense punch-dancing session.”
“The Good: It's a promising premise: a stressed-out, not particularly close family is imbued with super powers.”
“While it's true that evangelicals are a minority, they're a sizable one — 40% of the U.S. population, according to Gallup Polls — and not exactly a stressed-out minority, especially in the South.”
“Perhaps that was just what people should do, all the stressed-out people who were trying in vain to make their lives work.”
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