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Synonyms of distressing

Verb


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"

Adjective


1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, heavy (vs. light)

usage: causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"

2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry, bad (vs. good)

usage: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

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