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Overview of verb distress

The verb distress has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. straiten, distress

(bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship)

2. distress

(cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother")

Overview of adj distressing

The adj distressing has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying

(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")

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

(bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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