Definitions For Distress

noun

  • The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
  • Psychological suffering
  • Extreme physical pain
  • A state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
  • Unhappiness or pain : suffering that affects the mind or body
  • A very difficult situation in which you do not have enough money, food, etc.
  • A state of danger or desperate need

verb

  • Cause mental pain to
  • Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
  • To worry or upset (someone)

Is Distress a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
9
Words with Friends
9

The word Distress is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Distress in a Sentence

  • Citizens voiced their distress over delays in fixing the problem.
  • The patient showed no obvious signs of distress.
  • He suffered severe emotional distress as a result of the accident.
  • Don't let all the bad news distress you

Synonyms for Distress

Antonyms for Distress

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