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Synonyms for distress

Synonyms for distress

to cause anxious uneasiness in

to cause suffering or painful sorrow to

a state of physical or mental suffering

the condition of being in need of immediate assistance

Synonyms for distress

a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

extreme physical pain

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the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim

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bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

cause mental pain to

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Her very soul seemed to her to be devoted to his worship; she thought of him constantly, and pictured out his various distresses and dangers; she wept at his sufferings, and rejoiced in his prosperity--and all this in the short space of one hour.
Why tell people your distresses, so that they may pity you.
But it is useless troubling you with my distresses.
Fanny, being always a very courteous listener, and often the only listener at hand, came in for the complaints and the distresses of most of them.
Courtiers flatter kings with the remembrance of past distresses, as with the hopes of future good fortune.
But I admit I have something to tell you that may distress you, that terribly distresses me.