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Meaning & Definition of Distress in English

English

Distress

/dɪstrɛs/

noun

1. Psychological suffering

  • "The death of his wife caused him great distress"
    synonym:
  • distress
  • ,
  • hurt
  • ,
  • suffering

2. A state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

  • "A ship in distress"
  • "She was the classic maiden in distress"
    synonym:
  • distress

3. Extreme physical pain

  • "The patient appeared to be in distress"
    synonym:
  • distress

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • distress
  • ,
  • distraint

verb

1. Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

    synonym:
  • straiten
  • ,
  • distress

2. Cause mental pain to

  • "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
    synonym:
  • distress