Noun: distress di'stres
Verb: distress di'stres
- Psychological suffering
"the death of his wife caused him great distress";
- hurt, suffering
- A state of adversity (danger, affliction or need)
"a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
- Extreme physical pain
"the patient appeared to be in distress"
- 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";
- Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
- Cause mental pain to
"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
Derived forms: distressed, distressing, distresses
Type of: adversity, bother, discommode, disoblige, disturb, hard knocks, hardship, hurting, incommode, inconvenience, pain, painfulness, put out, seizure, trouble, upset