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Adjective: distressed  di'strest
  1. Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    "distressed companies need loans and technical advice";
    - hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way
     
  2. Generalized feeling of distress
    - dysphoric, unhappy
     
  3. Suffering severe physical strain or distress
    "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing";
    - stressed
     
  4. Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    "distressed about her son's leaving home";
    - disquieted, disturbed, upset, worried, cut up [informal]
Verb: distress  di'stres
  1. Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    - straiten
     
  2. Cause mental pain to
    "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

See also: dejected, troubled, unhappy

Type of: bother, discommode, disoblige, disturb, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble, upset

Encyclopedia: Distressed

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