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Meaning & Definition of Distressed in English





1. Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

  • "Distressed companies need loans and technical advice"
  • "Financially hard-pressed mexican hotels are lowering their prices"
  • "We were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"
  • "Found themselves in a bad way financially"
  • distressed,
  • hard-pressed,
  • hard put,
  • in a bad way(p)

2. Generalized feeling of distress

  • dysphoric,
  • distressed,
  • unhappy

3. Suffering severe physical strain or distress

  • "He dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
  • stressed,
  • distressed

4. Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

  • "Too upset to say anything"
  • "Spent many disquieted moments"
  • "Distressed about her son's leaving home"
  • "Lapsed into disturbed sleep"
  • "Worried parents"
  • "A worried frown"
  • "One last worried check of the sleeping children"
  • disquieted,
  • distressed,
  • disturbed,
  • upset,
  • worried

Examples of using

I was distressed to see Tom so unhappy.
Jane was distressed.