stressful

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From stress +‎ -ful.

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stressful (comparative more stressful, superlative most stressful)

  1. Irritating; causing stress.
    I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change. –Richard Nelson Bolles

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