distressed

Distressed is an adjective that describes a general feeling of unhappiness, like the distressed feeling you have when your team is about to lose the big game.

Distressed can also describe feeling stressed out and tired because of worry. You feel worn out and pulled in different directions — which rings true to the word's origin: the Latin word districtus, meaning "drawn apart." Being distressed physically means your body is injured and hurts, and if you've ever seen jeans called "distressed," you know they've been made to look worn and possibly even falling apart.

Definitions of distressed
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adj generalized feeling of distress

Synonyms:
dysphoric, unhappy
dejected
affected or marked by low spirits
unhappy
experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
Antonyms:
euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
elated
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
euphoriant
tending to produce euphoria
expansive
marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
happy
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
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adj afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

distressed about her son's leaving home”
Synonyms:
disquieted, disturbed, upset, worried
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

adj suffering severe physical strain or distress

“he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing”
Synonyms:
stressed
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

adj facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

distressed companies need loans and technical advice”
Synonyms:
hard put, hard-pressed, in a bad way
troubled
characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need

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