- 1Suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain: I was distressed at the news of his deathMore example sentences
- Crisis pregnancy agencies yesterday expressed concern at the physical and mental pain the distressed mother might be suffering.
- In such cases the general family climate is distressed to the extreme.
- Because we couldn't find it as the light was fading quickly, Daniel became extremely upset and distressed.
- 1.1 • dated Impoverished: women in distressed circumstancesMore example sentences
- It was in February 1998 that he set out from his village with the noble objective of serving the poor and distressed.
- Murillo is well known for his sympathy with his neighbours, the poor and distressed of Seville.
- They come from the poorest families and the most distressed communities.
- 1.2(Of furniture, leather, or clothing) having simulated marks of age and wear: a distressed leather jacketMore example sentences
- Punk motifs, in particular, recur again and again, but only as hollow signifiers on pre-slashed and distressed clothing bought from boutiques.
- Glossy, worn and distressed leathers complement the hues of the season.
- Take it down a few notches by ditching the velvet blazer for a military-inspired jacket worn with distressed jeans.
- 1.3 • informal , chiefly US (Of property) for sale at unusually low prices or at a loss, especially due to mortgage foreclosure or because it is part of an insolvent estate.More example sentences
- The family finances are strong enough that they could start buying up distressed properties.
- Indeed, the more private-equity groups crowd around to feed on distressed properties, the more prices go up.
- As for AMCs, it's unclear whether there will be enough buyers in the market who are interested in purchasing distressed properties.
More definitions of distressedDefinition of distressed in:
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