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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distressful  \Dis*tress"ful\,  a. 
  Full  of  distress;  causing,  indicating,  or  attended  with 
  distress;  as  a  distressful  situation.  ``Some  distressful 
  stroke.''  --Shak.  ``Distressful  cries.''  --Pope.  -- 
  {Dis*tress"ful*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distressful 
  adj  :  causing  distress  or  worry  or  anxiety;  "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" 
  [syn:  {distressing},  {disturbing},  {perturbing},  {troubling}, 
  {worrisome},  {worrying}] 




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