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    distress

    distress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distress

    Definition
    (noun) psychological suffering
    Synonyms : hurt , suffering
    Example Sentence
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress
    Definition
    (noun) a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
    Example Sentence
    • a ship in distress
    • she was the classic maiden in distress
    Definition
    (noun) extreme physical pain
    Example Sentence
    • the patient appeared to be in distress
    Definition
    (noun) the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
    Synonyms : distraint
    Example Sentence
    • Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien
    Definition
    (verb) bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    Synonyms : straiten
    Definition
    (verb) cause mental pain to
    Example Sentence
    • The news of her child's illness distressed the mother
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for distress

Suffering - As in I'm suffering because my best dress is ruined.

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