Another month, another sign that the job market remains unchangingly, distressingly stuck.
In a city as large as New York, flawed witnesses are distressingly familiar.
The ultimate result would be a more dangerous Brooklyn, most distressingly for kids such as Sarah and Mary.
distressingly, this framing of the debate limits so many options.
The Elizabethans, from Spenser onward, found Chaucer distressingly archaic.
So far the results have been distressingly uniform and hopelessly negative.
Clerk Janaway was inclined to take a distressingly opportunist and matter-of-fact view of the question.
Consuelo was determined, indignant, distressingly reproachful!
The yield of oil was distressingly scanty, the whale being what is technically known as a "dry skin."
Excellent people, no doubt, but distressingly shortsighted in some matters.
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.