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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tress, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distressed p. pr. & vb. n. Distressing.]
 1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.
    We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed.   --2 Cor. iv. 8.
 2. To compel by pain or suffering.
    Men who can neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of duty.   --A. Hamilton.
 3. Law To seize for debt; to distrain.
 Syn: -- To pain; grieve; harass; trouble; perplex; afflict; worry; annoy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "the
             troubled car industry"; "distressed companies need
             loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed
             Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were
             hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"; "it was
             apparent that the magazine was in trouble"; "found
             themselves in a bad way financially" [syn: hard-pressed,
              hard put, in a bad way(p), in trouble(p)]
      2: generalized feeling of distress [syn: dysphoric, unhappy]
         [ant: euphoric]
      3: suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped
         out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty
         breathing"; "the victim was in a bad way and needed
         immediate attention" [syn: stressed, in a bad way(p)]
      4: 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" [syn: disquieted, disturbed, upset, worried]