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Overstressed

adjective; compounding
a more extreme state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances This word is formed by the common process as using over as a prefix meaning 'very' or 'too,' resulting from the spatial metaphor of height meaning amount. My cousin (source of the word) was talking about schoolwork. She has a demanding course load, so she is always somewhat stressed. Overstressed distinguishes the feeling of extraordinary anxiety from her normal state of stress.
 
I'm too overstressed this week.
Etymology : over + stressed
Source : Teenager
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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