Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adjective: distressed  di'strest
  1. Generalized feeling of distress
    - dysphoric, unhappy
  2. Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    "distressed companies need loans and technical advice";
    - hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way
  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

Antonym: euphoric

Encyclopedia: Distressed