Synonyms of distress


1. distress, hurt, suffering, pain, painfulness

usage: psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

2. distress, adversity, hardship, hard knocks

usage: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"

3. distress, pain, hurting

usage: extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"

4. distress, distraint, seizure

usage: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "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"


1. straiten, distress, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother

usage: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

2. distress, disturb, upset, trouble

usage: cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

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