causing distress or worry or anxiety;
"distressing (or disturbing) news"
"lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"
"a disturbing amount of crime"
"a revelation that was most perturbing"
"a new and troubling thought"
"in a particularly worrisome predicament"
"a worrying situation"
"a worrying time"
- The lifeboat went out to a ship in distress.
- Everyone has to benignly help people in distress.
- Most men will help a damsel in distress.
- Her death was a great distress to all the family.
- The sick man showed signs of distress.
- My wife shared with me in distress.