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Synonyms for distress
dɪˈstrɛsdis·tress

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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.

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

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distressverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distress, hurt, sufferingnoun

    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. distressnoun

    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. distressnoun

    extreme physical pain

    "the patient appeared to be in distress"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    suffering, distraint, hurt

  5. straiten, distressverb

    bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

    Synonyms:
    straiten

  6. distressverb

    cause mental pain to

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

    Synonyms:
    straiten

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. distressnoun

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

  2. distressnoun

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

  3. distressnoun

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

  4. distressverb

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

  5. distressverb

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) take, seize, distrain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distressnoun

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

  2. distressverb

    Synonyms:
    pain, grieve, afflict, wound, distrain

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#31141grieve
#33345dismay
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How to use distress in a sentence?

  1. David Hammond:

    Turning these vulnerable people away because of political concerns that they may wish to seek refugee status is unacceptable and violates the obligation of governments to help people in distress at sea.

  2. 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.

  3. Leonardo Da Vinci:

    I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci

  4. Thomas Paine:

    The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

  5. Leonardo Da Vinci:

    I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.


Translations for distress

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  • nødsituation, ubehagDanish
  • bedrücken, Notlage, Kummer, Seenot, NotGerman
  • αγωνία, κίνδυνος, κατάσχω, αναστατώνω, στενοχωρώ, συμφορά, συντριβή, θλίβωGreek
  • apuro, peligro, ansiedadSpanish
  • hätäFinnish
  • détresseFrench
  • cráighIrish
  • aircScottish Gaelic
  • संकटHindi
  • kesulitanIndonesian
  • stórhætta, vá, óþægindiIcelandic
  • دڵ ته‌نگی, بێچاره‌یی‌, شڕKurdish
  • uhitea, māteatea, nonope, ahotea, āwangawanga, mōreareaMāori
  • stress, onder, zetten, benauwen, drukDutch
  • ubehag, nødsituasjonNorwegian
  • zagrożenie, niebezpieczeństwoPolish
  • penhorar, perigo, angustiar, desgastar, desconfortoPortuguese
  • primejdie, suferință, pericol, deranjaRomanian
  • го́ре, несча́стье, беда́, бе́дствиеRussian
  • क्लेशः, आपद्, दुःखं,, शोकःSanskrit
  • muka, distresSerbo-Croatian
  • shqetësojAlbanian
  • nödsituation, obehag, nödlägeSwedish
  • ความทุกข์Thai
  • sıkıntıTurkish
  • nỗi đau hoặc nỗi buồn lòngVietnamese
  • 苦难Chinese

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