from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or tending to cause stress.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having much stress.

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  • adjective Irritating; causing stress.

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

  • adjective extremely irritating to the nerves


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From stress + -ful.


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