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  • EN [ dɪˈstres]
  • US [ dɪˈstres]

English definition


  • 1. psychological suffering;

    • "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  • 2. a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);

    • "a ship in distress"
    • "she was the classic maiden in distress"
  • 3. extreme physical pain;

    • "the patient appeared to be in distress"
  • 4. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;

    • "Originally distress was a landloard's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"


  • 1. cause mental pain to;

    • "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

Example sentences

  • Famine caused widespread distress.

  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.

  • How can we prevent such distress?

  • Governments should endeavour to mitigate distress.

  • The causes of social distress include inadequate housing.

  • Pity us in our distress.

  • Crewmen aboard the tanker sighted a ship in distress off the coast of Senegal.

  • Mary's heart was full of distress.

  • Send out a distress signal; the ship is sinking.

  • He tried to conceal his distress, but the tremor in his voice was unmistakable.

  • While a ship is in distress, rescuing passengers from danger is a heroic action.

  • The fellow doesn't pity anyone in their distress.

  • She seemed to have got over her distress.

  • The newspaper article caused the actor considerable distress.

  • Mark showed no outward signs of distress.

  • The crew of Philante picked up a distress signal from the yacht Sans Peur III.

  • He keeps coming to the aid of this damsel in distress.

  • Adolescent suicide is rarely an impulsive reaction to immediate distress.

  • The crew did not send out any distress signals.

  • He expressed concern that the ship might be in distress.

  • Distress calls were pouring in thick and fast from all over the area.

  • Aggressive behaviour is a sign of emotional distress.

  • She looked at him in such distress that he had to look away.

  • The constable received a distress call, and saw two youths attacking his colleague.

  • It says the photograph is likely cause distress and offence to the public.

  • Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress.

  • They fired three distress signals.

  • Widows seem to experience more distress than do widowers.

  • I did not want to frighten or distress the horse.

Synonym discrimination

  • agony, anguish, torment, torture, grief, misery, distress, sorrow


Meaning of distress

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