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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


Similartroubled


Antonymsuntroubled

2. distressed generalized feeling of distress


Synonymsdysphoric, unhappy


See alsodejected, unhappy


Antonymseuphoric

3. distressed suffering severe physical strain or distress


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


Synonymsstressed


Similartroubled


Antonymsuntroubled

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


Similartroubled


Antonymsuntroubled









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