distressful

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Synonyms for distressful

Synonyms for distressful

causing distress or worry or anxiety

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Nana, who had been barking distressfully all the evening, was quiet now.
Just as the question came to Rose, Jamie's voice was heard in the hall, crying distressfully, "Oh, come quick, quick
That is," she corrected, coloring distressfully, "I don't mean that I'm not sorry for the heathen, only just now I can't help being glad that you don't want the little India boys, because all the rest have wanted them.
Hat in hand, the old man lifted his head, and looked distressfully at Fledgeby as seeking to know what new moral burden he was to bear.
They did not tell their audience, which was distressfully following the events that they were producing in their studios, that the occasion for the anti-fascist resurrection, for their revolution, was a standard and totally not an interesting tax control in the operation of firms that the owner of A1 packed in the same premise in which the TV station is operating.
To begin with, Humbert himself is twice mistaken, on account of his name being misspelled as Humberg and then for his darkish Mediterranean looks, for what Leopold Bloom now distressfully, now defiantly, claims himself to be--a Jew.
You Yanks can't even show affection without buying something," Emily distressfully complains after seeing that Charlie brought her two boxes of chocolate.