Part of speech: verb

To distrain.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To cause to suffer; afflict; grieve; agitate.

Part of speech: noun

Acute or extreme suffering; pain; trouble.

Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "distress":

  1. But he was a child of the people himself, and the distress in her eyes made him patient. - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. Mappin began to show distress. - "For the Allinson Honor", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Until then you have my promise that I will not say another word that could distress you. - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.