HyperDic: distress

English > 6 senses of the word distress:
NOUNfeelingdistress, hurt, sufferingpsychological suffering
statedistressa state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
statedistressextreme / extreme physical pain
actdistress, distraintthe seizure and holding of property as security / security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
VERBsocialdistress, straitenbring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
emotiondistresscause mental pain to
distress > pronunciation
Soundsdihstreh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > distress: 6 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningpsychological suffering.
Example"the death of his wife caused him great distress"
Synonymshurt, suffering
Narroweranguish, torment, tortureextreme / extreme mental distress
self-torture, self-tormentself-imposed distress / distress
tsoris(Yiddish) trouble and suffering
woundA figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)
Broaderpain, painfulnessemotional distress
Spanishsufrimiento
Catalansofriment
Verbsdistresscause mental pain to
English > distress: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA state of adversity (danger or affliction or need).
Examples
  • "a ship in distress"
  • "she was the classic maiden in distress"
Narroweranguishextreme / extreme distress / distress of body or mind
pressureAn oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
throeHard or painful trouble or struggle
Broaderadversity, hardship, hard knocksA state of misfortune or affliction
Spanishaflicción, desgracia, dolor, peligro, pena, pesar, problema
Catalanaflicció, desgràcia, dolor, pena
English > distress: 6 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningextreme / extreme physical pain.
Example"the patient appeared to be in distress"
Broaderpain, hurtingA symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
English > distress: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe seizure and holding of property as security / security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim.
Example"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"
Synonymdistraint
BroaderseizureThe taking possession of something by legal process
Spanishembargo
Catalanembargament
English > distress: 6 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymstraiten
Broadertrouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
English > distress: 6 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause mental pain to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will distress him
Example"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
NarrowerbesiegeCause to feel distressed or worried
Broaderdisturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
Spanishafligir, apenar
Catalanafligir, apenar
Nounsdistresspsychological suffering

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