1. [ adjective ] suffering severe physical strain or distress
Synonyms: in_a_bad_way distressed

"he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing" "the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention"

Related terms: troubled
2. [ adjective ] (prosody) bearing a stress or accent

"an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"

Related terms: unstressed accented emphasised emphatic masculine long
Similar spelling:   stress