distress fulness

distressful

[dih-stres-fuhl]
adjective
1.
causing or involving distress: the distressful circumstances of poverty and sickness.
2.
full of, feeling, or indicating distress: a distressful cry.

Origin:
1585–95; distress + -ful

distressfully, adverb
distressfulness, noun
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distressful

adjective
causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time" [syn: distressing
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