Definition of DISTRESSED

verb : DISTRESSED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

Adjective : DISTRESSED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"; "found themselves in a bad way financially" ;

  • 3. (

    ) suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing" ;

  • 4. (

    ) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children" ;


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