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

- Distress may refer to: Distress (medicine), an aversive state in which a person shows maladaptive behaviors Mental distress (or psychological distress)...
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of respiratory failure characterized by rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs. Symptoms...
- The damsel in distress is a recurring narrative device (or trope) in which one or more men must rescue a woman who has either been kidnapped or placed...
- A distress signal, also known as a distress call, is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help. Distress signals are communicated by transmitting...
- Infantile respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS), also called respiratory distress syndrome of newborn, or increasingly surfactant deficiency disorder (SDD)...
- 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...
- In medicine, distress is an aversive state in which a person is unable to completely adapt to stressors and their resulting stress and shows maladaptive...
- damsel in distress is a theme in world art, entertainment, and media, in which a beautiful woman must be rescued by a hero. Damsel in Distress may also...
- Damsels in Distress (original title: Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress and Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress) is a 2011 American comedy film written...
- dyspnea by ****essing the intensity of the distinct sensations, the degree of distress involved, and its burden or impact on activities of daily living. Distinct...