distressfulness


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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.
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Noun1.distressfulness - the quality of arousing fear or distress; "he learned the seriousness of his illness"
severeness, severity, badness - used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather