Related formsdis·tress·ed·ly [dih-stres-id-lee, -strest-lee] /dɪˈstrɛs ɪd li, -ˈstrɛst li/, adverbdis·tress·ed·ness, nounqua·si-dis·tressed, adjectiveun·dis·tressed, adjective
Definition for distressed (2 of 2)
- the legal seizure and detention of the goods of another as security or satisfaction for debt, etc.; the act of distraining.
- the thing seized in distraining.
verb (used with object)
Origin of distress
SYNONYMS FOR distress
Related formsdis·tress·ing·ly, adverbpre·dis·tress, noun, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for distressed
Now the center was being used for “Ebola orphans” – lost children, shunned children, distressed children.
But his recent Twitter feed, filled with dozens of angry and depressed rants, showed Fryberg was distressed.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When told that the Gathering was back in her area, she was distressed.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought, who do I want to know the most about, distressed or violent or crazy people?Surviving War Doesn’t Turn All Veterans into Victims, Sometimes it Helps Them Grow|David Morris|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet they were also distressed and filled with envy over the slightest inequalities that remained.
He could not but obey the summons of her distressed beauty, perfect knight of chivalry that he was.The King of Alsander|James Elroy Flecker
Dr. Ingleby, for one, was distressed by its “painful stare, with goggle eyes and gaping mouth.”Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
Last evening we read a chapter by the bedside of the distressed sailor.Eli and Sibyl Jones|Rufus Matthew Jones
It struck her as a species of ghastly sentiment, which at once distressed, and impelled her to hysterical mirth.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"I need not say how shocked and distressed I am," he said, from his platform on the landing.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for distressed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for distressed (2 of 2)
- the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc; distraint
- the property thus seized
- US (as modifier)distress merchandise