Definition of stressful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstresfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstresfl//
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causing a lot of anxiety and worry a stressful job It was a stressful time for all of us.Extra examples It was an emotionally stressful time for him. My job’s getting more and more stressful. It was a very stressful time for all of us. a stressful job/​lifestyle
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stressful