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.
Recent Examples of distressed from the Web
While testifying, Wallace began to grow agitated and distressed while recounting his experiences.
But the stylist assigned to me clearly listened to the notes sent with my quiz, as my favorite style of jeans—a pair of high rise distressed jeans that retail for $98—were in my delivery.
Meanwhile, Jameel (whose net worth is a casual $1.5 billion) went low-key in distressed jeans, a gray tee, an Adidas dad hat and smart watch.
Beside it, a buffalo skull adorned with brown distressed leather accented by seed beads of cream, green, brown and other earthen tones along with mineral and gemstones.
The store specializes in rustic furniture and accessories to create the quintessential Southern vacation home—think distressed wood, Americana motifs, custom swing beds, wicker, Mason jars, tea towels, string bulb lights, and more.
But seriously, despite the over-the-top nature of his accessories, Depp's fit holds up thanks to its minimal color palette and commitment to artfully distressed leather.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers and deputies in the sheriff's ASTREA helicopters have this year already responded to 24 incidents of distressed hikers at Three Sisters Falls and Cedar Creek Falls.
Two of the distressed hikers were airlifted, one went to the hospital by ambulance, and five were evaluated by medics, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
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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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