distressful

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

Definition of distressful

: causing distress : full of distress

distressfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

distressfulness

noun

Examples of distressful in a Sentence

  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

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