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  • nounpain, agony
  • nounhardship, adversity
  • verbworry, upset

synonyms for distresses

  • ache
  • affliction
  • anguish
  • anxiety
  • blues
  • care
  • concern
  • cross
  • dejection
  • desolation
  • disappointment
  • discomfort
  • disquietude
  • dolor
  • embarrassment
  • grief
  • headache
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • irritation
  • malaise
  • misery
  • mortification
  • ordeal
  • pang
  • perplexity
  • sadness
  • shame
  • sorrow
  • stew
  • suffering
  • throe
  • torment
  • torture
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • twinge
  • unhappiness
  • vexation
  • visitation
  • woe
  • worriment
  • worry
  • wretchedness
  • bad news
  • unconsolability
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antonyms for distresses

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • blessing
  • calm
  • calmness
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • delight
  • ease
  • euphoria
  • gladness
  • good health
  • happiness
  • health
  • help
  • joy
  • joyfulness
  • joyousness
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • benefit
  • miracle
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How to use distresses in a sentence

In the meantime the Marquis of Chandos had brought forward the distresses of the agriculturists.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
But the point, the acme of my distresses, consisted in the awful uncertainty of our final fate.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
"That's the thought that distresses me," retorted the doctor.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
It does not possess the means of alleviating its own distresses, much less of assisting others to any considerable extent.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Many were the difficulties and distresses into which her imprudent choice brought her before the end of the month.
THE BLUE JAR STORY BOOKMARIA EDGEWORTH
To them 'good' merely implies everything which is to their advantage, 'evil' that which injures or distresses them.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
But my injuries being recent, and my distresses having been exceeding great, self would crowd into my letter.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
They were unwilling now, in their distresses, to be without God—without hope, without faith in something or some one.
MARY AND ISTEPHEN RETURN RIGGS
His people were doomed to find their distresses augmented instead of diminished.
THE VOYAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP TO BOTANY BAYARTHUR PHILLIP
They had so long brooded over their own distresses that they knew nothing of how the world was changing around them.
"STOPS"PAUL ALLARDYCE
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