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Definition 1: generalized feeling of distress - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for distressed in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

(means also ...) experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

"unhappy over her departure" "unhappy with her raise" "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence" "had an unhappy time at school" "the unhappy (or sad) news" "he looks so sad"

Definition 2: facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distressed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for distressed in the sense of this definition

(distressed is similar to ...) characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

"troubled areas" "fell into a troubled sleep" "a troubled expression" "troubled teenagers"

Definition 3: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distressed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for distressed in the sense of this definition

(distressed is similar to ...) characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

"troubled areas" "fell into a troubled sleep" "a troubled expression" "troubled teenagers"

Definition 4: suffering severe physical strain or distress - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distressed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for distressed in the sense of this definition

(distressed is similar to ...) characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

"troubled areas" "fell into a troubled sleep" "a troubled expression" "troubled teenagers"

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