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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worryingadjective

    causing distress or worry or anxiety

    "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"

    Synonyms:
    perturbing, unreassuring, worrying, deplorable, sorry, sad, disturbing, lamentable, distressful, worrisome, troubling, pitiful

    Antonyms:
    light, good

  2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorryadjective

    bad; unfortunate

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

    Synonyms:
    regretful, deplorable, hapless, no-account, reprehensible, woeful, dismal, troubling, execrable, dingy, disconsolate, perturbing, no-count, good-for-nothing, miserable, worrying, criminal, no-good, vicious, disturbing, dark, grim, sad, piteous, condemnable, lamentable, worrisome, misfortunate, pitiable, bad, poor, pathetic, wretched, sorry, pitiful, gloomy, drab, distressful, dreary, drear, good-for-naught, blue, meritless

    Antonyms:
    light, good

Editors Contribution

  1. happy

    sometimes people are so happy that others find it distressing

    jenna smiled brightly at her mother, who just looked distressed

    Submitted by anonymous on December 1, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distressingadjective

    Synonyms:
    grievous, distressful, painful, afflictive

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How to use distressing in a sentence?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state we must be doing something to be happy.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.

  3. Julian Zelizer:

    It's hard to imagine the commitment to this fantasy simply falling away of its own accord — certainly not when President Trump is fueling it every day, it's possible that the Fox News brass eventually will get people like Sean Hannity to acknowledge reality after January 20th. But I wouldn't bet on it. And those who work for fringier outlets will never drop this, at least not until something even more compelling comes along. So, unfortunately, you have millions of Americans thoroughly convinced — forever — that Biden is an illegitimate president. Maybe they don't take to the streets over it but that's still a very destructive force in our society and politics. It's really distressing to contemplate but at the moment, I don't know of any way out.

  4. Kasper Holten:

    The production includes a scene which puts the spotlight on the brutal reality of women being abused during war time, and sexual violence being a tragic fact of war, the production intends to make it an uncomfortable scene, just as there are several upsetting and violent scenes in Rossini's score. We are sorry if some people have found this distressing.

  5. Bruno Asnicar:

    These events are extremely distressing for everyone, police officers aren't immune from that. We're human beings as well.

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