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distressful

adjective dis·tress·ful \di-ˈstres-fəl\

Definition of DISTRESSFUL

:  causing distress :  full of distress
dis·tress·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
dis·tress·ful·ness noun

Examples of DISTRESSFUL

  1. <the distressful period during which we waited to learn who had made the cut>
  2. <the distressful living conditions in the refugee camp>

First Known Use of DISTRESSFUL

1591

Rhymes with DISTRESSFUL

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