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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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dis·tress·ing a. Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tress·ing, adv. In a distressing manner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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: distressful, disturbing, perturbing,
              troubling, worrisome, worrying]
      2: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
         "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape";
         "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, lamentable,
          pitiful, sad, sorry]