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

 dis·tress·ful /dɪˈstrɛsfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tress·ful a. Full of distress; causing, indicating, or attended with, distress; as, a distressful situation. “Some distressful stroke.” --Shak. Distressful cries.” --Pope.
 Syn: -- distressing.
  -- Dis*tress*ful*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
            disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
            distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
            "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
            troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
            predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
            [syn: distressing, disturbing, perturbing, troubling,
             worrisome, worrying]