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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distress  \Dis*tress"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distressed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Distressing}.]  [Cf.  OF  destrecier  See  {Distress}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  cause  pain  or  anguish  to  to  pain;  to  oppress  with 
  calamity;  to  afflict;  to  harass;  to  make  miserable. 
 
  We  are  troubled  on  every  side  yet  not  distressed. 
  --2  Cor.  iv 
  8. 
 
  2.  To  compel  by  pain  or  suffering. 
 
  Men  who  can  neither  be  distressed  nor  won  into  a 
  sacrifice  of  duty.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  3.  (Law)  To  seize  for  debt;  to  distrain. 
 
  Syn:  To  pain;  grieve;  harass;  trouble;  perplex;  afflict; 
  worry;  annoy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distressed 
  adj  1:  facing  or  experiencing  financial  trouble  or  difficulty;  "the 
  troubled  car  industry";  "distressed  companies  need 
  loans  and  technical  advice";  "financially  hard-pressed 
  Mexican  hotels  are  lowering  their  prices";  "we  were 
  hard  put  to  meet  the  mortgage  paymentng";  "it  was 
  apparent  that  the  magazine  was  in  trouble";  "found 
  themselves  in  a  bad  way  financially"  [syn:  {hard-pressed}, 
  {hard  put},  {in  a  bad  way(p)},  {in  trouble(p)}] 
  2:  generalized  feeling  of  distress  [syn:  {dysphoric},  {unhappy}] 
  [ant:  {euphoric}] 
  3:  suffering  severe  physical  strain  or  distress;  "he  dropped 
  out  of  the  race,  clearly  distressed  and  having  difficulty 
  breathing";  "the  victim  was  in  a  bad  way  and  needed 
  immediate  attention"  [syn:  {stressed},  {in  a  bad  way(p)}] 
  4:  afflicted  with  or  marked  by  anxious  uneasiness  or  trouble  or 
  grief;  "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"  [syn:  {disquieted},  {disturbed},  {upset},  {worried}] 




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