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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]:

distressing \dis*tress"ing\ (d[i^]s*tr[e^]s"[i^]ng), adjective Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.

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

Distressing \Dis*tress"ing\, adverb In a distressing manner.

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

distressing

adjective

1: causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time" [syn: {distressing}, {distressful}, {disturbing}, {perturbing}, {troubling}, {worrisome}, {worrying}]

2: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: {deplorable}, {distressing}, {lamentable}, {pitiful}, {sad}, {sorry}]


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