AskDefine | Define distressful

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distressful adj : 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" [syn: distressing, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]

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Adjective

  1. Causing or having distress, strain, or anxiety.
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