stressful etymology

English word stressful comes from English -ful, English stress

Detailed word origin of stressful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
stress English (eng) (Scotland, legal) distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.. (biology) A physical, chemical, infective agent aggressing an organism.. (biology) Aggression toward an organism resulting in a response in an attempt to restore previous conditions.. (countable, physics) Force externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.. (countable, physics) The [...]
stressful English (eng) Irritating; causing stress.

Words with the same origin as stressful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful