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Distress Definition

(noun)

Definitions

psychological suffering


Examples

the death of his wife caused him great distress

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(noun)

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the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim


Examples

Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien

Synonyms

(verb)

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bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Synonyms

(noun)

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a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)


Examples

a ship in distress

she was the classic maiden in distress

(verb)

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cause mental pain to


Examples

The news of her child's illness distressed the mother

(noun)

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extreme physical pain


Examples

the patient appeared to be in distress