distress
[dɪˈstrɛs]
NOUN
  1. extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    "to his distress he saw that she was trembling" ·
    "her fingers flew to her throat in distress"
    antonyms:
  2. law
    another term for distraint.
VERB
distresses (third person present) · distressed (past tense) · distressed (past participle) · distressing (present participle)
  1. cause (someone) anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    "I didn't mean to distress you" ·
    "please don't distress yourself"
    synonyms:
    cause anguish to · cause suffering to · pain · upset · make miserable ·
    make wretched · grieve · sadden · trouble · worry · bother · arouse anxiety in · perturb · disturb · disquiet · agitate · vex · harrow · torment · torture · afflict · rack · curse · oppress · plague · dog · cut up
    antonyms:
  2. give (furniture or clothing) simulated marks of age and wear.
    "the manner in which leather jackets are industrially distressed"
    synonyms:
    age · season · condition · mellow · weather · simulate age in · damage ·
    spoil · dent · scratch · chip · batter
    antonyms:
Origin
Middle English: from Old French destresce (noun), destrecier (verb), based on Latin distringere ‘stretch apart’.
Words starting with distress:
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How to use distress in a sentence?
doctors tend to medicalize manifestations of distress, prescribing drugs such as sleeping tablets.
the contents of the letters were calculated to cause distress to the individual addressee.
dieters who ate ad libitum attributed more of their distress to their eating behaviour.
the radio operator received the distress call and calculated the fix.
they uphold a tradition of not causing distress to living creatures.
the manner in which leather jackets are industrially distressed.
Phut! Up went the Roman candles, like distress flares.
she was gobbling to herself faintly in her distress.
the distress call had given the ship's position.
a journalist masquerading as a man in distress.
to his distress he saw that she was trembling.
her fingers flew to her throat in distress.
vessels in distress on or near the coast.
a safe harbour for children in distress.
Elizabeth felt Jane's distress acutely.
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How to say distress in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)nood, distres, ontsteltenis
Arabic (NOUN)الضائقة, الشدة, استغاثة, محنة, ضائقة, الاستغاثه, الضيق, الكرب, المحن, ضيق
Bangla সংকট
Bosnian (Latin) distres
Bulgarian (NOUN)дистрес, бедствие, стрес, беда, страдание
Cantonese (Traditional) 窘迫
Catalan (NOUN)angoixa, socors, perill, malestar
Chinese Simplified 窘迫
Chinese Traditional 窘迫
Croatian (NOUN)distres, nevolji
Czech (NOUN)tísně, nouzi, tíseň, úzkost, nouzový, nesnází, nouze, utrpení, strachu
Danish (NOUN)nød, havsnød, angst, nødstedte, fortvivlelsen, lidelse, kvaler, bedrøve, sorg
Dutch (NOUN)nood, leed, ellende, verdriet, onrust, ongemak
Estonian (NOUN)stressi, kannatusi, pinge
Fijian leqa
Filipino pagkabalisa
Finnish (NOUN)hätä, kärsimystä, ahdistusta, tuskaa, hädässä, hätää, vaikeuksista
French (NOUN)détresse, désarroi, perdition, angoisse, souffrance
(VERB)affliger
German (NOUN)not, Bedrängnis, Seenot, Notlage, Kummer, Verzweiflung, Ängste, Stress, Elend
Greek (NOUN)αγωνία, δυσφορία, στενοχωρώ, κινδύνου, απόγνωσης, δυσχέρεια, οδύνη, απελπισία, διατρέχουν κίνδυνο, θλίψη, ταλαιπωρία
Haitian Creole fè lapenn
Hebrew (NOUN)מצוקה, המצוקה, במצוקה
Hindi (NOUN)संकट
Hmong Daw lo
Hungarian (NOUN)szorongást, distressz, vészjelző, nélkülözést, stresszt, bánat, veszélyben, szenvedést
Icelandic (NOUN)neyð, vanlíðan
Indonesian (NOUN)kesusahan, marabahaya, tertekan, tekanan, kesulitan, penderitaan, kesedihan
Italian (NOUN)angoscia, afflizione, disagio, difficoltà, pericolo, sofferenza, soccorso
Japanese (NOUN)苦痛, 遭難, 窮迫, 苦悩, 悩み, 苦しみ, 窮状
Kiswahili (NOUN)dhiki
Klingon Sot
Korean (NOUN)고민, 고통, 곤경, 손해, 처
Latvian (NOUN)briesmu, ciešanas, stresu, satraukumu, mokas, avāriju
Lithuanian (NOUN)nelaimės, distreso, baimės, kančios, sunkumų
Malagasy fahoriana
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)distres, kesusahan, tekanan
Maltese (NOUN)għawġ, tbatija
Norwegian Bokmål nød
Persian (NOUN)زجر, پریشانی, ديسترس, ناراحتی, اضطراب
Polish (NOUN)niebezpieczeństwie, cierpienie, żołądkowym, niepokoju, nieszczęście, zagrożenia, potrzebie
Portuguese (NOUN)aflição, angústia, perigo, apuros, sofrimento, socorro, desconforto
(VERB)afligir
Querétaro Otomi señal socorro
Romanian (NOUN)primejdie, detresă, suferinţă, strâmtorarea, necazurile, stresul
Russian (NOUN)бедствия, дистресс, страдания, горе, переживания, нужде, расстройства, скорби
Samoan faanoanoa
Serbian (Cyrillic) невољи
Serbian (Latin) nevolji
Slovak (NOUN)tiesne, núdzi, úzkosť, utrpenie, núdze, núdzovom, strachu, stres
Slovenian (NOUN)stiske, beda, stresa, trpljenja
Spanish (NOUN)angustia, socorro, apuros, distrés, aflicción, auxilio, dificultad, peligro, sufrimiento, malestar
Swedish (NOUN)nödläge, nöd, sjönöd, ångest, bedrövelse, nödanrop, trångmål, lidande, nöden
Tahitian ati
Tamil துன்பம்
Telugu బాధ
Thai ความทุกข์
Tongan faingata'a'ia
Turkish (NOUN)sıkıntı, distres, imdat, tehlike, ıstırap, acil durum
Ukrainian (NOUN)лиха, дистрес, лихо, стрес
Urdu (NOUN)مصیبت
Vietnamese (NOUN)nạn, đau khổ
Welsh (NOUN)trallod, gofid, ofid, loes, cyfyngder, trybini
Yucatec Maya señal socorro
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