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    distressed - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distressed

    Definition
    (adj) facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    Example Sentence
    • distressed companies need loans and technical advice
    • financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices
    • we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment
    • found themselves in a bad way financially
    Definition
    (adj) generalized feeling of distress
    Synonyms : dysphoric , unhappy
    Definition
    (adj) suffering severe physical strain or distress
    Synonyms : stressed
    Example Sentence
    • he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing
    Definition
    (adj) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    Synonyms : disquieted , disturbed , upset , worried
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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