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Synonyms for distress
dɪˈstrɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distress, hurt, suffering(noun)

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

    Synonyms:
    hurt, injury, detriment, harm, excruciation, damage, distraint, suffering, trauma, agony, scathe, woe

  2. distress(noun)

    a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

    "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"

    Synonyms:
    suffering, distraint, hurt

  3. distress(noun)

    extreme physical pain

    "the patient appeared to be in distress"

    Synonyms:
    suffering, distraint, hurt

  4. distress, distraint(verb)

    the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    suffering, distraint, hurt

  5. straiten, distress(verb)

    bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

    Synonyms:
    straiten

  6. distress(verb)

    cause mental pain to

    "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

    Synonyms:
    straiten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distress

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    Synonyms:
    affliction, grief, melancholy, mourning, regret, sadness, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distress(v)

    Synonyms:
    harass, embarrass, trouble, grieve, annoy, vex, mortify, pain, disturb, afflict, worry

    Antonyms:
    soothe, compose, please, gratify, gladden, console, elate, comfort

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affliction, calamity, misery, misfortune, adversity, hardship, trial, trouble, perplexity

  2. distress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    anguish, agony, pain, suffering, gripe, griping

  3. distress(n.)

    Synonyms:
    privation, destitution, poverty, indigence, want, straits

  4. distress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    afflict, perplex, pain, trouble, grieve, make unhappy, make miserable

  5. distress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) take, seize, distrain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distress(n)

    Synonyms:
    anguish, agony, torture, sorrow, grief, misery, affliction, adversity, disaster, calamity, misfortune, straits, poverty, destitution, indigence

  2. distress(v)

    Synonyms:
    pain, grieve, afflict, wound, distrain

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How to use distress in a sentence?

  1. Ducks International:

    Plaintiff (Harris) has been rendered nervous by the incident, (He) has suffered anxiety of body and mind and has suffered emotional upset and loss of enjoyment of life, has suffered on going inability to sleep, horrific nightmares, distress, trauma, and post traumatic stress.

  2. John Adams:

    All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.

  3. Cory Mcfall:

    I’m so grateful that we have a president that supports all those organizations and gets things rolling before we even have the storm, i think it’s very appropriate. I know he has a lot of things to be doing but I know it means a lot to a lot of people who are in distress to feel comfort for their president.

  4. Chrissy Houlahan:

    It's important to continue that tradition of service, especially in times of great distress and need, we are definitely in one of those times.

  5. Casey Sommerfeld:

    It is difficult to speculate on how frequently this could happen ; however, there are a few case reports involving adults that developed respiratory distress following electronic cigarette use, as electronic cigarette use increases, we will be seeing more case reports and side effects.

Images & Illustrations of distress

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Translations for distress

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nødsituation, ubehagDanish
  • Kummer, Notlage, bedrücken, Not, SeenotGerman
  • αγωνία, στενοχωρώ, συντριβή, κατάσχω, συμφορά, αναστατώνω, κίνδυνος, θλίβωGreek
  • ansiedad, apuro, peligroSpanish
  • hätäFinnish
  • détresseFrench
  • cráighIrish
  • aircScottish Gaelic
  • संकटHindi
  • kesulitanIndonesian
  • óþægindi, vá, stórhættaIcelandic
  • بێچاره‌یی‌, شڕ, دڵ ته‌نگیKurdish
  • āwangawanga, māteatea, nonope, mōrearea, uhitea, ahoteaMāori
  • zetten, druk, benauwen, onder, stressDutch
  • ubehag, nødsituasjonNorwegian
  • zagrożenie, niebezpieczeństwoPolish
  • desconforto, angustiar, perigo, penhorar, desgastarPortuguese
  • deranja, suferință, pericol, primejdieRomanian
  • беда́, го́ре, бе́дствие, несча́стьеRussian
  • आपद्, शोकः, दुःखं,, क्लेशःSanskrit
  • distres, mukaSerbo-Croatian
  • shqetësojAlbanian
  • obehag, nödsituation, nödlägeSwedish
  • ความทุกข์Thai
  • 苦难Chinese

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    • C. Spurious
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