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distressed

[dih-strest] /dɪˈstrɛst/
adjective
1.
affected with or suffering from distress.
2.
(of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out-of-date, or used.
3.
(of real estate) foreclosed and offered for sale.
4.
(of furniture) purposely blemished or marred so as to give an antique appearance.
5.
(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.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; distress + -ed2
Related forms
distressedly
[dih-stres-id-lee, -strest-lee] /dɪˈstrɛs ɪd li, -ˈstrɛst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
distressedness, noun
quasi-distressed, adjective
undistressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undistressed

distressed

/dɪˈstrɛst/
adjective
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 (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for undistressed

distressed

adj.

past participle adjective from distress. In reference to furniture, by 1940.

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