Definition of Distress. Meaning of Distress. Synonyms of Distress

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Definition of Distress

Distress
Distress Dis*tress", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Distressing.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See Distress, n.] 1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed. --2 Cor. iv. 8. 2. To compel by pain or suffering. Men who can neither be distressed nor won into a sacrifice of duty. --A. Hamilton. 3. (Law) To seize for debt; to distrain. Syn: To pain; grieve; harass; trouble; perplex; afflict; worry; annoy.

Meaning of Distress from wikipedia

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- Mental distress or psychological distress encomp****es the symptoms and experiences of a person's internal life that are commonly held to be troubling,...
- Financial distress is a term in corporate finance used to indicate a condition when promises to creditors of a company are broken or honored with difficulty...
- Distressed securities are securities over companies or government entities that are experiencing financial or operational distress, default, or are under...