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Word of the Day – Eustress

By April 19, 2024Word of the Day

Eustress (noun)

yoo-stres

Physical, mental, or emotional tension that is caused by something positive or is psychologically or physically beneficial.

First recorded in 1965–70 and comes from the Greek prefix eu-, which means “good” or “well,” and the word stress.

Example sentences

“Regular exercise is hard, but like all forms of eustress, you feel better for it in the end.”

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