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distressful

[dih-stres-fuh l] /dɪˈstrɛs fəl/
adjective
1.
causing or involving distress:
the distressful circumstances of poverty and sickness.
2.
full of, feeling, or indicating distress:
a distressful cry.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; distress + -ful
Related forms
distressfully, adverb
distressfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for distressfully

distressful

adj.

1590s, from distress + -ful. Related: Distressfully; distressfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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