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Adjective
Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting
“The distressing symptoms of anxiety.”
Adjective
Causing worry or anxiety
“… distressing signs that another war might be imminent.”
Adjective
Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
“… the distressing habit of constantly fiddling with her hair.”
Verb
Present participle for to upset badly
“He had done every possible act to bother and distress her, including his attempt of a confession of love to her.”
Verb
“So, I hereby grant you permission to paint that table, to distress it, to weather it, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.”
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