distressful


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dis·tress·ful

 (dĭ-strĕs′fəl)
adj.
Causing or experiencing distress.

dis·tress′ful·ly adv.
dis·tress′ful·ness n.

dis•tress•ful

(dɪˈstrɛs fəl)

adj.
1. causing or involving distress.
2. full of, feeling, or indicating distress.
[1585–95]
dis•tress′ful•ly, adv.
dis•tress′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distressful - causing distress or worry or anxietydistressful - causing distress or worry or anxiety; "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"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"

distressful

adjective
References in classic literature ?
By the time he had finished telling me his distressful tale, I was in the same state of mind that you would have been in yourself, if you have got average human curiosity; that is to say, I was as burning up as he was to find out which member of the family it was that was left.
To this distressful emblem of a great distress that had long been growing worse, and was not at its worst, a woman was kneeling.
For an instant, a distressful shadow crossed her face; but, even in the start it gave me, it was gone; and she was playing on, and looking at me with her own calm smile.
He tapped his forehead with a distressful forefinger, to convey his opinion that the widow Jules Giry was most certainly mad, a piece of pantomime which confirmed M.
Suddenly she uttered a distressful cry and rose to her feet.
And so now as he dwelt on what was probably awaiting him at the end of this distressful drive - John, who saw things little, remembered them less, and could not have described them at all, beheld in his mind's-eye the garden of the Lodge, detailed as in a map; he went to and fro in it, feeding his terrors; he saw the hollies, the snowy borders, the paths where he had sought Alan, the high, conventual walls, the shut door - what
At night the bunched electrics lit up that distressful palace of all the luxuries, and they fared sumptuously, swinging on through the emptiness of abject desolation.
George Meredith's right-- the cause of Comedy and the cause of Truth are really the same; and I, even I, have found tenants for the distressful Cissie Villa.
Her bosom was heaving in a distressful manner that I greatly pitied, but I thought it better not to speak.
In the seventh place, try, by the frequent thought of death," the Rhetor said, "to bring yourself to regard it not as a dreaded foe, but as a friend that frees the soul grown weary in the labors of virtue from this distressful life, and leads it to its place of recompense and peace.
Containing a fuller account of Mrs Waters, and by what means she came into that distressful situation from which she was rescued by Jones.
Fentolin shook his head slowly - a distressful gesture.