The health care workers, too, face “distressing” conditions.
The financial crisis has given rise to a distressing tendency in America to demonize the old world.
It turns out that a distressing number of my fellow brethren and sisters in the media world actively seek out such products.
Working with Greyson, Bush identified several types of what she calls “distressing” near-death experiences.
What is distressing, however, is that our political system does not work that way.
Only be patient, Wilhelmine, submit, and bear with me the hard and distressing present.
It is amazing to me what your relations can mean by distressing you, as they seem resolved to do.
That effect has already taken place, and to a most distressing extent.
"It is really the most distressing circumstance," continued his master.
Bill had a vast knowledge of the West, but a distressing habit of repetition.
late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c.1300.
distress dis·tress (dĭ-strěs')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
Severe strain resulting from exhaustion or trauma.