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Adjective: distressing  di'stre-sing
  1. Causing distress, worry or anxiety
    "distressing news";
    - distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, concerning
  2. Bad; unfortunate
    "my finances were in a distressing state";
    - deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry
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: bad, heavy

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

Encyclopedia: Distressing