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Adjective
Emotionally or mentally troubled
“You're clearly distressed about your marriage, but has the marriage actually broken down?”
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In a state of panic, agitation or fear
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“The cat with the can on its head is obviously distressed and freaking out, and the owner isn't helping at all by loudly laughing.”
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Overcome with deep or intense sorrow
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“Dan was most distressed with the news of Rog's death. He'd known Rog since high school and convinced him to join the National Guard where they served together.”
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Suffering from, or characterized by, financial difficulties
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“Embedded in the idea of Appalachia as a distressed region, moreover, were unsettling questions about the American economic system as a whole.”
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Having, or causing, physical pain
“She stepped aside from the field of battle against a creature she definitely couldn't win against, especially with a distressed knee.”
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Faded or worn, sometimes deliberately for aesthetic reasons
“I love the faded and damaged look of distressed jeans.”
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Characterized by anger and resentment
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Feeling or expressing distress or anxiety
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Embarrassed because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
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Having been subjected to oppression
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Feeling irritable, bad-tempered, or grumpy
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Worn, torn, or ragged, as if into rags
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Causing distress or embarrassment
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Diminished or humiliated emotionally
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Distressing to the mind or senses
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Verb
To have thrown into a state of distress marked by confusion
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“He had done everything possible to distress her, including his confession of love for her.”
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Past tense for to give an appearance of age to, especially a new object
“I hereby grant you permission to distress that table, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.”
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