Definitions For Distress


  • 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


  • 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

Words with Friends

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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