Definition: bearing a stress or accent
Usage: an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'
Definition: spoken with emphasis
Usage: an emphatic word
Similar words: masculine
Definition: (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable
Usage: a masculine cadence; the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'
Definition: suffering severe physical strain or distress
Usage: he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing
Similar words: troubled
Definition: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
Usage: troubled areas; fell into a troubled sleep; a troubled expression; troubled teenagers