- 1. distress, hurt, suffering, pain, painfulness
- usage: psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
- 2. distress, adversity, hardship, hard knocks
- usage: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
- 3. distress, pain, hurting
- usage: extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
- 4. distress, distraint, seizure
- usage: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "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"
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- 1. straiten, distress, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother
- usage: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
- 2. distress, disturb, upset, trouble
- usage: cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
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