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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. Dan Sherman:

    Research shows that financial distress is [at least] equal to the fear of dying from the disease, some who are diagnosed with cancer do everything they possibly can, and go through a lot of [financial] resources. Others try to keep their families from becoming destitute.

  2. Thomas Paine:

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

  3. Nathaniel Walters:

    This case is not about humanitarian aid, or anyone in medical distress.

  4. Manoj Sharma:

    That was contributing to mild distress in this person.

  5. Seth Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, if other steelmakers gain in terms of higher prices thanks to consolidation, this may only provide them more headroom to maintain the status quo for years to come, this is an industry that has seen waves of consolidation in times of either extreme distress or empire building. This environment is neither.


Translations for distress

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  • 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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