distressful


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Synonyms for distressful

causing distress or worry or anxiety

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Therefore, this asynchronous cognitive process not only yields a distorted perception of the existence of a unitary self, but also distressful thoughts and feelings, and dysfunctional behavior.
b) Participants were asked to rate how distressful they found each sensation on a scale of 0 (not distressful at all) to 100 (extremely distressful).
E Lawrence described them as "those disciples of a cult of fertility, sheer pagan, anti-foreign, distressful of Islam, drawn at moments to Christianity by common persecution.
I feel very proud that I have passed through all distressful days.
If someone is following a lifestyle so disciplined that if anything happens to disrupt their routine, it will be distressful for them.
Erdogan opposed to the comments that Supreme Military Council (YAS) meeting which will start on August 1 would be distressful.
Moreover, it is highly likely that both distressful emotions and negative career thoughts require counseling intervention to ultimately help individuals attain a comfortable degree of certainty and satisfaction with a career choice.
Laughter itself releases those bad and distressful emotions that cause harmful chemical effects on the body, scientists say.
The announcement of his departure on Saturday morning no doubt brought huge delight to many, though to this fan this was largely borne of relief that this most distressful of episodes in our recent history had been brought to a close.
Rescue911 is customizable, so the user decided who will receive the notification in the event a distressful or emergency situation.
Speaking outside the Royal Courts of Justice following yesterday's hearing, Graham Foulkes, whose son David died in the bombing, told reporters: "It's very very distressful to all the families.
He said: "It seems a small group of individuals were intent on causing public disorder on one of the train services in September, making the Valley-line journey uncomfortable and distressful for a number of passengers, resulting in drastic action being taken by Mrs Robinson to alert authorities.
At the mother's request, Phileleftheros newspaper yesterday published the distressful conversation between the reporter and the victim's mum.
In contrast, sympathy is important in human relationships as an expression of concern or sorrow about distressful events in a person's life (Meier & Davis, 2008).