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affected with or suffering from distress.
(of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out-of-date, or used.
(of real estate) foreclosed and offered for sale.
(of furniture) purposely blemished or marred so as to give an antique appearance.
(of fabric) made or processed to appear faded or wrinkled, as if from long, steady use: Our best-selling jeans are the ones in distressed denim.

1580–90; distress + -ed2

distressedly [dih-stres-id-lee, -strest-lee] , adverb
distressedness, noun
quasi-distressed, adjective
undistressed, adjective
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distressed (dɪˈstrɛst)
1.  much troubled; upset; afflicted
2.  in financial straits; poor
3.  (of furniture, fabric, etc) having signs of ageing artificially applied
4.  economics another word for depressed

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., from O.Fr. destresse, from Gallo-Romance *districtia "restraint, affliction," from L. districtus, pp. of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in M.L. "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Related: Distressed; distressing.
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distress dis·tress (dĭ-strěs')

  1. Mental or physical suffering or anguish.

  2. Severe strain resulting from exhaustion or trauma.

dis·tress' adj.
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