(adjective, verb)


1. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

- distressed companies need loans and technical advice

Similar word(s): troubled

2. generalized feeling of distress

Similar word(s): dejected, unhappy, dysphoric, unhappy

3. suffering severe physical strain or distress

- he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing

Similar word(s): troubled, stressed

4. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

- distressed about her son's leaving home

Similar word(s): troubled, disquieted, disturbed, upset, worried

Sentences with distressed as an adjective:

- I'm distressed that John hasn't answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here.


1. simple past tense and past participle of distress