dis·​tressed | \ di-ˈstrest How to pronounce distressed (audio) \

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 on the Web More than one in two non-binary people worldwide are clinically distressed or struggling. Vic Parsons, refinery29.com, 3 July 2022 The cherry wood cabinetry in mixed finishes is lightly distressed and enriched by a glaze finish and some seeded glass. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 29 May 2022 The distressed property on Portland’s Northeast Alberta Street had mushrooms growing on interior walls. oregonlive, 15 May 2022 In the world of investments, Mayfield would be viewed by some as a distressed property. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, investors who hoarded dry powder in hopes of gobbling up distressed property have mostly been disappointed. Patrick Clark, Bloomberg.com, 5 Aug. 2021 In the late 1980s developer Robert Slattery became one of the first pioneers to buy distressed property and, with investors, restore it. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 24 July 2021 Yes, the Heat have had significant success in dealing for distressed property previously. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 22 June 2021 The most distressed person in all this might be John Kerry, who is now the President’s global climate envoy. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 16 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of distressed

1613, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Distressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distressed. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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