- n. 不幸；危难；苦恼；痛苦
- vt. 使苦恼；使痛苦
- 引起痛苦或悲痛的事物， 使人悲痛的事情
- [U]悲痛,痛苦,忧伤,苦恼 great suffering of the mind or body; pain or great discomfort
- [C]贫困,窘迫 suffering caused by lack of money
- [C]危险,困难,危难 a state of danger or great difficulty
- vt. 使痛苦,使忧伤 cause distress to
"the death of his wife caused him great distress"
a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need);
"a ship in distress"
"she was the classic maiden in distress"
extreme physical pain;
"the patient appeared to be in distress"
the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim;
"Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"
bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
cause mental pain to;
"The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
- I pray that you will have pity on my distress.
- I gripe more from habit than from genuine distress.
- They sent a distress rocket.
- His wild behavior was a great distress to his mother.
- What are you looking so distressed for?
- The sick man showed signs of distress.
- Two in distress make sorrow less.
- Don't distress yourself about it.
- He couldn't distress her with his own terrible dilemma.
- Nothing could alleviate his distress.
- How can we prevent such distress?
- Send out a distress signal; the ship is sinking.
- The news of his death distressed us greatly.
- We are distressed at your failure.
- Anne was greatly distressed that she had not passed the final English exam.
- We were distressed to find that the children had not returned.
- distress from thirst 干渴引起的难受
Being in great distress of Conscience.出自： Joseph Hall
This event..filled him with the utmost distress and despondency.出自： J. H. Newman
There is great distress here among the poor.出自： Dickens
The meagre grant..had by no means put an end to his financial distresses.出自： L. Strachey
The..servants of the crown..distressed their private fortunes to gratify their sovereign.出自： Goldsmith
Their horses began to be distressed in the heavy sand.出自： Quiller
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的destresser，意为苦恼，悲痛。