American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of or tending to cause stress.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Distressing; wearing; subject to severe stress and strain of any kind.
- adj. Irritating; causing stress.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having much stress.
- adj. extremely irritating to the nerves
- From stress + -ful. (Wiktionary)
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