Definition of distressed
: of, relating to, or experiencing economic decline or difficulty <federal grants for distressed cities>
Examples of distressed in a sentence
She felt emotionally and physically distressed.
The government provided funds to the economically distressed city.
Donations were given to financially distressed families.
First Known Use of distressed
DISTRESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of distressed for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing extreme unhappiness or pain
: not having enough money : experiencing financial trouble
—used to describe something (such as a piece of clothing or furniture) that has been made to look old or to look like something that has been used a lot
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