Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of or tending to cause stress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Irritating; causing stress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having much stress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Distressing; wearing; subject to severe stress and strain of any kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely irritating to the nerves

Etymologies

From stress + -ful. (Wiktionary)

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