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Their failure to act was unacceptable and affected hundreds of thousands of people, which may have caused some anxiety and distress as a result.

Sometimes it’s even a sign that the tree is in distress, Aiello says.

It’s addressing the economic distress that I’ve seen growing up in very disenfranchised neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

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Carrying a whistle in your survival kit can signal your distress to others, day or night, as long as you have breath to blow it.

Stay put, build a camp, signal your distress and wait for help.

Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.

After all, what says Christmas more than obligations, gastrointestinal distress, and insane dining companions?

I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.

Not only, in the rarest of cases, where there a female lead in a blockbuster action movie, but the damsel in distress was a dude.

This workforce is being legalized at a time of unusual economic distress for the working class.

The look of distress had vanished, and his sincere eyes seemed to shine again with courage and with strength.

Her face wore a look of distress, almost of alarm; she kept her place, but her eyes gave Bernard a mute welcome.

Finally, his predicament became so awkward that an expression of distress crept into his face.

In fact, in two places some of our men cried out in distress that we were all lost.

It seemed quite the forlornest hope I had ever heard of, but Jack's distress was so acute that I hadn't the heart to refuse.


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On this page you'll find 391 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distress, such as: ache, affliction, anguish, anxiety, blues, and care.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.