dis·​tress·​ful | \ di-ˈstres-fəl How to pronounce distressful (audio) \

Definition of distressful

: causing distress : full of distress

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distressfully \ di-​ˈstres-​fə-​lē How to pronounce distressfully (audio) \ adverb
distressfulness noun

Examples of distressful in a Sentence

the distressful period during which we waited to learn who had made the cut the distressful living conditions in the refugee camp

First Known Use of distressful

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of distressful was in 1591

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not constant or steady

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