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Definitions of distressing

  1. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. of Distress Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Causing distress; painful; unpleasant. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In a distressing manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Afflicting; affecting with severe pain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Very afflicting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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