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distress
Definition:
To afflict with pain; to pain; to grieve; to make miserable.

Synonyms:

noun
adversity
contretemps, bane, mishap, casualty, burden, curse, poverty, disaster, rainy day, blight, ordeal, bad luck, tragedy, dolor, hardship, hard luck, hard times, trouble, poorness, calamity, adversity, trial, woe, misfortune, tribulation, peril, catastrophe, destitution, difficulty, misadventure.
aggravation
head ache, irksomeness, headache, teasing, aggro.
alarm
panic, stress.
anxiousness
apprehensiveness, agita.
depression
dreariness, lugubriosity, abjection, woefulness, blahs, lowness, Abjectness, melancholia, gloominess, Melancholias, heaviness of heart, cheerlessness, dispiritedness, the blues, the blue, unhappiness, Disconsolation, bleakness.
difficulty
millstone, exigency, strenuousness, matter, hangup, arduousness, bafflement, vicissitude, laboriousness, quandary, strait.
disappointment
nonsuccess, the knocks, non-success, disillusionments, disillusionment, lack of success, unfulfillment, adverse fate, disenchantment.
distress
suffering, distraint, hurt.
fear
fearfulness, tremblings.
feeling
suffering, distress, hurt.
hardship, adversity
hard time, vicissitude, scrape, pinch, disaster, bummer, exigency, difficulty, hard knocks, unholy mess, hot water, catastrophe, destitution, pickle, rotten luck, downer, bad luck, indigence, misfortune, tough luck, straits, poverty, drag, jam, calamity, rigor, ticklish spot, holy mess, tough break, privation, want, crunch, need, can of worms.
heartbreak
heartsickness.
hopelessness
desperation.
lack
scantiness, retrenchments, Insufficience, shrinking, retrenchment, slightness, shortfall, shortness, exiguity.
martyrdom
self-immolation, self-sacrifice, unselfishness.
misfortune
crisis, danger.
pain
grief, cramp, inflammation, gripe, misery, ache, stab, torture, bite, affliction, wound, anguish, headache, smarting, injury, chafing, infliction, pain, pang, bruise, suffering, crick, irritation, throb, Migraine, spasm, throe, painfulness, wrench, burn, agony, discomfort, hurt, earache, rack, stitch, sting, sore, Back Ache, malaise, torment.
pain, agony
throe, worry, malaise, ache, visitation, concern, grief, ordeal, discomfort, woe, heartbreak, anguish, care, embarrassment, affliction, trial, torture, sorrow, heartache, bad news, cross, perplexity, disquietude, irritation, torment, pang, stew, misery, anxiety, unconsolability, headache, tribulation, blues, trouble, vexation, mortification, worriment, disappointment, dejection, desolation, dolor, sadness, twinge, wretchedness, shame, suffering, unhappiness.
penitence
ruefulness, self-condemnation, self-flagellation, remorsefulness, self-reproach, self-castigation, self-punishment, Penitency.
pity
empathy, Condolement.
poverty
homelessness, privation, want, lack, paucity, asceticism, impoverishment, embarrassment, Beggarliness, indigence, tenuity, famine, dearth, penury, bankruptcy, pennilessness, mendicancy, pauperism, insufficiency, insolvency.
predicament
corner.
privateer
freebooter, freebooters.
punishment
execution, forfeiture, incarceration, castigation, judgment, persecution, penalty, correction, price, crucifixion, punishment, reprisal, imprisonment, revenge, retribution, chastisement, payment, verdict, confinement.
state
distress.
travail
travail, travails.
unrest
bickerings.
visitation
visitation.
worry
concernment.
verb
emotion
distress.
pain
suffer, irritate, smart, inflame, afflict, agonize, chafe.
punish
crucify, correct, imprison, chasten, pillory, try, persecute, punish, reprise, lambaste, judge, avenge, confine, fine, incarcerate, sentence, Keelhaul, penalize, chastise, discipline, castigate, execute.
social
distress, straiten.
worry, upset
get, dog, agonize, desolate, peeve, burn up, rack, pain, miff, hound, strain, pick on, disturb, oppress, discombobulate, irritate, irk, hurt, do a number on, ail, be on one's case, nit-pick, perplex, nag, break, push, disquiet, weigh, harass, harry, plague, grieve, give a hard time, strap, sadden, try, make it tough for, depress, get to, aggrieve, needle, eat, afflict, injure, push buttons, stress, pester, tick off, bother, bug, wound, vex.
Examples of usage:
  1. You saw my distress? – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  2. But among the poorer class there was much distress for lack of food and fuel, for even when the troops had plenty, it was difficult for the patriots to buy. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  3. Poor Bessie, it was a hard trial, and now that John had gone and her tears could not distress him, she went into her room and gave way to them freely enough. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  4. There's a ship in distress! – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  5. " Don't distress yourself, Feemy," said Ussher, " your brother 'll be more himself to- morrow morning; he'll be sorry for what he has said then- and if he is so, I am not the man to remember what any one says when they've taken a little too much punch." – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope

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