HyperDic: distressing

English > 2 senses of the word distressing:
ADJECTIVEalldistressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worryingcausing distress or worry or anxiety
alldistressing, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorrybad
distressing > pronunciation
Soundsdihstreh'sihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > distressing: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing distress or worry or anxiety.
Example"distressing (or disturbing) news"
Synonymsdistressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying
Broaderheavymarked by great psychological weight
Spanishdoloroso, inquietante, lamentable, penoso, perturbador, preocupante, triste
Catalandolorós, inquietant, lamentable, penós, preocupant, trist
English > distressing: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningbad; unfortunate.
Synonymsdeplorable, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishdeplorable, desolador, lamentable, lamentoso, penoso, triste
Catalandeplorable
Adverbsdistressinglyunpleasantly

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