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un·stressed

 (ŭn-strĕst′)
adj.
1. Linguistics Not stressed or accented: an unstressed syllable.
2. Not exposed or subjected to stress.

unstressed

(ʌnˈstrɛst)
adj
1. carrying relatively little stress; unemphasized
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or denoting the weakest accent in a word or breath group, which in some languages, such as English or German, is also associated with a reduction in vowel quality to a centralized (i) or (a)
3. (Poetry) prosody (of a syllable in verse) having no stress or accent

un•stressed

(ʌnˈstrɛst)

adj.
1. without stress or emphasis, as a syllable in a word.
2. not receiving or subjected to stress.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unstressed - not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"
accented, stressed - bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"
Translations

unstressed

[ˈʌnˈstrest] ADJ (Ling) → átono, inacentuado

unstressed

adj (Phon) → unbetont

unstressed

[ʌnˈstrɛst] adj (syllable) → non accentato/a
References in classic literature ?
The number of unstressed syllables appears to a modern eye or ear irregular and actually is very unequal, but they are really combined with the stressed ones into 'feet' in accordance with certain definite principles.
After two weeks, the investigators found that the stressed mice that ate the healthy chow showed no difference in body weight compared with unstressed mice.
There is no stressful atmosphere that cannot be unstressed by good communication.
Due to a five-year covered bond issuance in May 2018, the unstressed weighted average life (WAL) of the assets is now shorter than unstressed weighted average life (WAL) of the bonds, which mitigates FX risk in the recovery scenario and allows for a two-notch recovery uplift.
The three anapests--two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed--in Ferry's line are suggestive of the horses' "galloping," and for me "the dust" is a clear improvement upon Ruden's "soft-earthed."
The film ends on an interestingly unstressed note, with untied plot threads and an emphasis on the imagery of the title.
From a macro point of view, the hydration behavior similar to that of the unstressed sample is observed in the case of the sample having undergone 50 drying/wetting cycles.
Their topics include what you see is what you get: Chinese sentence-final particles as head-final complementizers, the syntax of Swedish modal particles, root infinitivals and modal particles: an interim report, combining ja and doch in German: a case of discourse structural iconicity, stressed and unstressed particles in Old Indic, and the status and interpretation of the left-peripheral sentence particles inu and ia in Old High German.
With car makers needing to make tomorrow's vehicles 100 per cent recyclable - as well as safe, efficient and cost-effective - the team at the NTDC has created an eco-friendly aluminium chassis structure that can carry any combination of unstressed body panels.
Such a conductor is electrically isotropic in the unstressed condition but becomes anisotropic when subjected to stress.