Dictionary Results for distress


1. distress - noun

· psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

Synonym(s): hurt, suffering

Hypernym(s): pain, painfulness




2. distress - noun

· a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"

Hypernym(s): adversity, hardship, hard_knocks




3. distress - noun

· extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




4. distress - noun

· the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"

Synonym(s): distraint

Hypernym(s): seizure




5. distress - verb

· bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Synonym(s): straiten

Hypernym(s): trouble, put_out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother




6. distress - verb

· cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

Hypernym(s): disturb, upset, trouble





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