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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distressing  \Dis*tress"ing\,  a. 
  Causing  distress;  painful;  unpleasant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distressing  \Dis*tress"ing\,  adv 
  In  a  distressing  manner. 
 
  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]: 
 
  distressing 
  adj  1:  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:  {distressful},  {disturbing},  {perturbing}, 
  {troubling},  {worrisome},  {worrying}] 
  2:  very  bad  "my  finances  were  in  a  deplorable  state";  "a 
  lamentable  decision";  "her  clothes  were  in  sad  shape";  "a 
  sorry  state  of  affairs"  [syn:  {deplorable},  {lamentable}, 
  {pitiful},  {sad},  {sorry}] 




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