Synonyms for distressing
Antonyms for distressing
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTRESSING
There, I thought I'd reveal the distressing truth about myself while I had you at my mercy.
Certainly it's the most distressing thing that ever has occurred for me.
If that be the case, I wish he commanded this distressing scene instead of me.
Some days—and these were the most distressing of all—an opaque veil of smoke enveloped Paris.
It is amazing to me what your relations can mean by distressing you, as they seem resolved to do.
"It is really the most distressing circumstance," continued his master.
There was the distressing instance of the Honourable Agatha Cradleigh.
It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases.
The long and distressing sickness of her mother was ended only by the grave.
It is, to say the least, awkward and distressing to leave you alone; but what is to be done?
late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c.1300.