distressed

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Distress \Dis*tress"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Distressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distressing}.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See {Distress}, n.]

1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed. --2 Cor. iv. 8.

2. To compel by pain or suffering.

Men who can neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of duty. --A. Hamilton.

3. (Law) To seize for debt; to distrain.

Syn: To pain; grieve; harass; trouble; perplex; afflict; worry; annoy.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

distressed \distressed\ adjective

1. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; as, distressed companies need loans and technical advice.

Syn: hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way(predicate), in trouble(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

2. experienceing a generalized feeling of distress. Also See: {dejected}, {unhappy}, {sad}. Antonym: {euphoric}.

Syn: dysphoric, unhappy. [WordNet 1.5]

3. suffering severe physical strain or discomfort; as, he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing.

Syn: stressed, in a bad way(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

4. emotionally upset.

Syn: unstrung. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

distressed

adjective

1: facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"; "found themselves in a bad way financially" [syn: {distressed}, {hard-pressed}, {hard put}, {in a bad way(p)}]

2: generalized feeling of distress [syn: {dysphoric}, {distressed}, {unhappy}] [ant: {euphoric}]

3: suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing" [syn: {stressed}, {distressed}]

4: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children" [syn: {disquieted}, {distressed}, {disturbed}, {upset}, {worried}]

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