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distress

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of distress

  1. 1 a state of great suffering of body or mind the upcoming bar exam is causing us considerable distress the survivors were in extreme distress after having been stranded on the island for a week with no food Synonyms of distress affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, misery, pain, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woe Words Related to distress discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, trouble Near Antonyms of distress comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being

  2. 2 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil a ship in distress Synonyms of distress danger, endangerment, harm's way, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, troubleWords Related to distress exposure, liability, openness, vulnerability; precariousness, threat; susceptibility, susceptibleness; defenselessness, helplessness, weaknessNear Antonyms of distress preservation, salvation; defense, protection; exemption, immunity, impunity, inviolability, invulnerabilityAntonyms of distress safeness, safety, secureness, security


distress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of distress

  1. to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy don't let all the bad news distress you Synonyms of distress agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, disturb, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to distress aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of distress allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of distress calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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