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Synonyms for distress

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distressverb

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

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

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  1. distress, hurt, sufferingnoun

    psychological suffering

    "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

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

  2. distressnoun

    a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

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

    suffering, distraint, hurt

  3. distressnoun

    extreme physical pain

    "the patient appeared to be in distress"

    suffering, distraint, hurt

  4. distress, distraintverb

    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"

    suffering, distraint, hurt

  5. straiten, distressverb

    bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship


  6. distressverb

    cause mental pain to

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


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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. distressnoun

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

  2. distressnoun

    anguish, agony, pain, suffering, gripe, griping

  3. distressnoun

    privation, destitution, poverty, indigence, want, straits

  4. distressverb

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

  5. distressverb

    (Law.) take, seize, distrain

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  1. distressnoun

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

  2. distressverb

    pain, grieve, afflict, wound, distrain

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  1. Joey Guerra:

    You see things like that a lot, people being carried out because of exhaustion or dehydration or things like that, he did stop the show, I want to say, three or four times when he noticed people in distress.

  2. Vanessa Tyson:

    I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual.

  3. Neama Rahmani:

    Johnny Depp being canceled and not being cast by Hollywood studios, Johnny Depp pain and suffering, Johnny Depp emotional distress — those are all different types of compensatory damages.

  4. Manoj Sharma:

    That was contributing to mild distress in this person.

  5. Petter Kvadsheim:

    We have been through a very thorough planning and permitting process to reduce the risk to a minimum, we expect that the animals will experience some level of stress, but we have veterinarians monitoring their health and welfare throughout the procedure. If animals are in danger or distress they will be released.

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  • nødsituation, ubehagDanish
  • Notlage, Seenot, bedrücken, Kummer, NotGerman
  • αγωνία, συμφορά, αναστατώνω, κατάσχω, κίνδυνος, συντριβή, θλίβω, στενοχωρώGreek
  • peligro, ansiedad, apuroSpanish
  • hätäFinnish
  • détresseFrench
  • cráighIrish
  • aircScottish Gaelic
  • संकटHindi
  • kesulitanIndonesian
  • óþægindi, stórhætta, váIcelandic
  • دڵ ته‌نگی, بێچاره‌یی‌, شڕKurdish
  • nonope, uhitea, āwangawanga, māteatea, mōrearea, ahoteaMāori
  • zetten, stress, druk, onder, benauwenDutch
  • nødsituasjon, ubehagNorwegian
  • niebezpieczeństwo, zagrożeniePolish
  • perigo, penhorar, angustiar, desgastar, desconfortoPortuguese
  • pericol, deranja, suferință, primejdieRomanian
  • несча́стье, го́ре, бе́дствие, беда́Russian
  • दुःखं,, शोकः, क्लेशः, आपद्Sanskrit
  • muka, distresSerbo-Croatian
  • shqetësojAlbanian
  • nödläge, obehag, nödsituationSwedish
  • ความทุกข์Thai
  • sıkıntıTurkish
  • 苦难Chinese

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