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Definition 1: bad; unfortunate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • my finances were in a deplorable state
  • a lamentable decision
  • her clothes were in sad shape
  • a sorry state of affairs

Synonyms for distressing in the sense of this definition

(distressing is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

Definition 2: causing distress or worry or anxiety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • distressing (or disturbing) news
  • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
  • a disturbing amount of crime
  • a revelation that was most perturbing
  • a new and troubling thought
  • in a particularly worrisome predicament
  • a worrying situation
  • a worrying time

Synonyms for distressing in the sense of this definition

(distressing is similar to ...) marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

"a heavy heart" "a heavy schedule" "heavy news" "a heavy silence" "heavy eyelids"

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