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Meaning of distressed by Wiktionary Dictionary

distressed


    Adjective

    distressed ( comparative more distressed, superlative most distressed )

    1. anxious or uneasy
      I'm distressed that John hasn't answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here .
    2. ( of merchandise etc ) damaged
    3. ( of a property ) offered for sale after foreclosure
    4. ( of furniture etc ) faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique


Explanation of distressed by Wordnet Dictionary

distressed


    Adjective
    1. generalized feeling of distress

    2. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

    3. distressed about her son's leaving home
    4. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

    5. distressed companies need loans and technical advice
    6. suffering severe physical strain or distress

    7. he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing


    Definition of distressed by GCIDE Dictionary

    distressed


    1. Distress, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Distressing.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See Distress, n.]
      1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.

      We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed. 2 Cor. iv. 8.

      2. To compel by pain or suffering.

      Men who can neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of duty. A. Hamilton.

      3. ( Law ) To seize for debt; to distrain.

      Syn. -- To pain; grieve; harass; trouble; perplex; afflict; worry; annoy.

    2. distressed adj.
      1. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; as, “distressed companies need loans and technical advice”.

      Syn. -- hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way( predicate ), in trouble( predicate ).

      2. experienceing a generalized feeling of distress. Also See: dejected, unhappy, sad. Antonym: euphoric.

      Syn. -- dysphoric, unhappy.

      3. suffering severe physical strain or discomfort; as, “he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing”.

      Syn. -- stressed, in a bad way( predicate ).

      4. emotionally upset.

      Syn. -- unstrung.