Dictionary Results for distressing


1. distress - verb

· bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Synonym(s): straiten

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




2. distress - verb

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

Hypernym(s): disturb, upset, trouble




3. distressing - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying




4. distressing - adjective

· bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

Synonym(s): deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry





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