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dis·tressed

 (dĭ-strĕst′)
adj.
1. Suffering distress: the distressed parents of wayward youths.
2.
a. Economically blighted; impoverished: distressed communities.
b. At risk of being foreclosed on: distressed real estate.
c. For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value: distressed merchandise.
3. Intentionally marred or faded to convey an antique or used look: distressed furniture; distressed denim.

distressed

(dɪˈstrɛst)
adj
1. much troubled; upset; afflicted
2. (Social Welfare) in financial straits; poor
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (of furniture, fabric, etc) having signs of ageing artificially applied
4. (Furniture) (of furniture, fabric, etc) having signs of ageing artificially applied
5. (Economics) economics another word for depressed4

dis•tressed

(dɪˈstrɛst)

adj.
1. suffering from distress.
2. (of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out-of-date, or used.
3. (of furniture or wood) purposely blemished or marred so as to give an antique appearance.
4. (of fabric or clothing) processed or treated to appear faded or wrinkled, as if from long, steady use.
[1580–90]
dis•tress′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distressed - 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"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.distressed - generalized feeling of distressdistressed - generalized feeling of distress  
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
3.distressed - suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
4.distressed - afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or griefdistressed - 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"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"

distressed

adjective
2. poverty-stricken, poor, impoverished, needy, destitute, indigent, down at heel, straitened, penurious investment in the nation's distressed areas

distressed

adjective
In a state of anxiety or uneasiness:
Translations

distressed

[dɪsˈtrest] ADJ
1. (= upset) → afligido, angustiado
I am very distressed at the newsestoy muy afligido por la noticia
I am distressed to hear thatlamento profundamente enterarme de que ...
2. (o.f.) (= poverty-stricken) in distressed circumstancesen penuria económica, en dificultades económicas

distressed

[dɪˈstrɛst] adj
(= upset) [person] → bouleversé(e)
to be distressed about sth → être bouleversé(e) par qch
to be distressed to see sth → être bouleversé(e) de voir qch
(= poor) [person, family] → dans le besoin
distressed area (British)zone sinistrée
(= artificially aged) [denim, jeans] → vieilli(e); [paintwork] → patiné(e)

distressed

adj
(= upset)bekümmert; (= grief-stricken)erschüttert (about von)
(= poverty-stricken) distressed areaNotstandsgebiet nt

distressed

[dɪsˈtrɛst] adj (upset) → addolorato/a; (poor) → bisognoso/a
distressed area → zona sinistrata

distressed

a. adolorido-a, angustiado-a, afligido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Here, where the hand of violence shed the blood of the innocent; where the horrid yells of savages, and the groans of the distressed, sounded in our ears, we now hear the praises and adoration of our Creator; where wretched wigwams stood, the miserable abodes of savages, we behold the foundations of cities laid, that, in all probability, will rival the glory of the greatest upon earth.
Bernard's dogs, you know --relieve distressed travellers.
There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.
I now returned to my principal, and was distressed to observe that he had lost a good deal of his spirit.
He got up and looked distressed, and fumbled his hat, and says:
Poor Huck was too distressed to smile, but the old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a-man's pocket, be- cause it cut down the doctor's bill like everything.
But he set there and studied and studied till I was that distressed I didn't know what to do; then he says, very ca'm, and I could a shot him for it:
Thank Heaven, I remained but a short time in this distressed situation.
And when he was gone, she almost quarrelled with meNo, I should not say quarrelled, for we never had a quarrel in our lives; but she was quite distressed that I had owned the apples were so nearly gone; she wished I had made him believe we had a great many left.
A present of fifty pounds, now and then, will prevent their ever being distressed for money, and will, I think, be amply discharging my promise to my father.
Ere long, however, there rose obscurely on her mind a doubt which perplexed and distressed her.
Suddenly he started and stood still with a look of distressed amazement, that alarmed Eppie.