distress, hurt, suffering(noun)
"the death of his wife caused him great distress"
a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
"a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
extreme physical pain
"the patient appeared to be in distress"
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"
bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
cause mental pain to
"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
(Cause of) discomfort.
A seizing of property without legal process to force payment of a debt.
To cause strain or anxiety to someone.
To retain someone's property against the payment of a debt; to distrain.
To treat an object, such as an antique, to give it an appearance of age.
She distressed the new media cabinet so that it fit with the other furniture in the room.
extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends
that which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery
a state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc
the act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc
the thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction
to cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable
to compel by pain or suffering
to seize for debt; to distrain
Distress is a 1995 science fiction novel by Australian writer Greg Egan.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-tres′, n. extreme pain: that which causes suffering: calamity: misfortune: (arch.) compulsion: act of distraining goods.—v.t. to afflict with pain or suffering: to harass: to grieve: to distrain.—p.adj. Distressed′.—adj. Distress′ful.—adv. Distress′fully.—n. Distress′fulness.—p.adj. Distress′ing.—adv. Distress′ingly. [O. Fr. destresse—L. distringĕre, districtum, to pull asunder.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A term used when a ship requires immediate assistance from unlooked-for damage or danger. (See SIGNAL OF DISTRESS.)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'distress' in Nouns Frequency: #2292
The numerical value of distress in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of distress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of distress in a Sentence
The United States is nowhere near debt distress.
Anybody we see in distress who is treated unfairly.
You are seeing more distress, and defaults are rising.
That was contributing to mild distress in this person.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
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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
- aircScottish Gaelic
- 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
- obehag, nödsituation, nödlägeSwedish
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