"distressed" in the verb sense
1. straiten, distress
bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
cause mental pain to
"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
"distressed" in the adjective sense
1. distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
"distressed companies need loans and technical advice"
"financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"
"we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"
"found themselves in a bad way financially"
2. dysphoric, distressed, unhappy
generalized feeling of distress
3. stressed, distressed
suffering severe physical strain or distress
"he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
4. disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried
afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
"too upset to say anything"
"spent many disquieted moments"
"distressed about her son's leaving home"
"lapsed into disturbed sleep"
"a worried frown"
"one last worried check of the sleeping children"
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