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distress



I - noun
1. psychological suffering (Freq. 4)
- the death of his wife caused him great distress
Syn:
hurt, suffering
Derivationally related forms:
suffer (for: suffering), hurt (for: hurt)
Hypernyms:
pain, painfulness
Hyponyms:
anguish, torment, torture, self-torture, self-torment,
tsoris, wound
2. a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need) (Freq. 3)
- a ship in distress
- she was the classic maiden in distress
Hypernyms:
adversity, hardship, hard knocks
Hyponyms:
anguish, pressure, throe
3. extreme physical pain
- the patient appeared to be in distress
Hypernyms:
pain, hurting
4. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
- Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien
Syn:
distraint
Hypernyms:
seizure

II - verb
1. bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
Syn:
straiten
Hypernyms:
trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode,
incommode, bother
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody
2. cause mental pain to
- The news of her child's illness distressed the mother
Hypernyms:
disturb, upset, trouble
Hyponyms:
besiege
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will distress him

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