The health care workers, too, face “distressing” conditions.
The financial crisis has given rise to a distressing tendency in America to demonize the old world.
It turns out that a distressing number of my fellow brethren and sisters in the media world actively seek out such products.
Working with Greyson, Bush identified several types of what she calls “distressing” near-death experiences.
What is distressing, however, is that our political system does not work that way.
Only be patient, Wilhelmine, submit, and bear with me the hard and distressing present.
I am experiencing that in my moral being in a strange and distressing manner.
That effect has already taken place, and to a most distressing extent.
It did not occur to him that his silence was distressing her.
Bill had a vast knowledge of the West, but a distressing habit of repetition.
late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c.1300.
distress dis·tress (dĭ-strěs')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
Severe strain resulting from exhaustion or trauma.