Definition of Distressed

1. Adjective. Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty. "Found themselves in a bad way financially"

Exact synonyms: Hard Put, Hard-pressed, In A Bad Way
Similar to: Troubled



2. Adjective. Generalized feeling of distress.
Exact synonyms: Dysphoric, Unhappy
Also: Dejected, Unhappy
Derivative terms: Dysphoria, Unhappiness
Antonyms: Euphoric

3. Adjective. Suffering severe physical strain or distress. "He dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
Exact synonyms: Stressed
Similar to: Troubled

4. Adjective. Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief. "One last worried check of the sleeping children"
Exact synonyms: Disquieted, Disturbed, Upset, Worried
Similar to: Troubled

Definition of Distressed

1. Adjective. anxious or uneasy ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of merchandise etc) damaged ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a property) offered for sale after foreclosure ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of furniture etc) faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique ¹

5. Verb. (past of distress) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distressed

1. distress [v] - See also: distress

Lexicographical Neighbors of Distressed

distraint
distraints
distrait
distraite
distraught
distraughted
distraughtly
distraughtness
distream
distreamed
distreaming
distreams
distress
distress call
distress signal
distressed
distressedly
distressedness
distresses
distressful
distressfull
distressfully
distressfulness
distressing
distressingly
distrest
distribuend
distribuends
distributable
distributaries

Literary usage of Distressed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New York Times Current History (1915)
""Much Distressed" By WALTER SICHEL [From the London Daily ... And the babe at its mother's breast— It is said he was " much distressed. ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Mrs Morris contrived to remove one article from his sight that might have distressed him. The curtain over which she had presided with such talent ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"He died at Baltimore in distressed circumstances, ' shunned and neglected,' it was said, ' by those his former friendship served.' [Biography of the British ..."

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