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English adjective: distressed

1. distressed facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

SamplesDistressed 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.

Synonymshard put, hard-pressed, in a bad way



2. distressed generalized feeling of distress

Synonymsdysphoric, unhappy

See alsodejected, unhappy


3. distressed suffering severe physical strain or distress

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




4. distressed afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

SamplesToo 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.

Synonymsdisquieted, disturbed, upset, worried



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