from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Suffering distress.
  • adjective Economically blighted; impoverished.
  • adjective At risk of being foreclosed on.
  • adjective For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value.
  • adjective Intentionally marred or faded to convey an antique or used look.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Suffering distress; exciting pity; miserable: as, a poor distressed object of charity. Also distrest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty.
  • adjective experienceing a generalized feeling of distress.
  • adjective suffering severe physical strain or discomfort.
  • adjective emotionally upset.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anxious or uneasy
  • adjective of merchandise, etc. damaged
  • adjective of a property offered for sale after foreclosure
  • adjective of furniture etc faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of distress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
  • adjective suffering severe physical strain or distress
  • adjective facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
  • adjective afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief


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