Definitions for distressing

Definitions for (adj) distressing

Main entry: deplorable, distressing, pitiful, lamentable, sorry, sad

Definition: bad; unfortunate

Usage: my finances were in a deplorable state; a lamentable decision; her clothes were in sad shape; a sorry state of affairs

Main entry: perturbing, worrisome, worrying, troubling, distressful, distressing, disturbing

Definition: causing distress or worry or anxiety

Usage: 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

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