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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Distressful \Dis*tress"ful\, a. Full of distress; causing, indicating, or attended with, distress; as, a distressful situation. "Some distressful stroke." --Shak. "Distressful cries." --Pope. Syn: distressing. [1913 Webster] -- Dis*tress"ful*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

distressful adj 1: 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, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]