Definitions and translations for "distressing"

Definition of distressing

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1. 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.
2. Bad; unfortunate.
My finances were in a deplorable state.
A lamentable decision.
Her clothes were in sad shape.
A sorry state of affairs.
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English - English - distressing

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adj. troubling, worrying, saddening

English - Spanish - distressing

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adj. inquietante, acongojante, aflictivo, afligente, alarmante, angustiante, angustioso, congojoso, conturbador, desconsolador, intranquilizador, intranquilizante, preocupante

English - French - distressing

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adj. affligeant, pénible

English - German - distressing

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[distress] v. bedrücken, bekümmern
adj. beklagenswert, schmerzlich

English - Indonesian - distressing

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a. menyedihkan: yg menyedihkan, menyusahkan: yg menyusahkan

English - Italian - distressing

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agg. penoso, angoscioso, doloroso

English - Polish - distressing

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a. rozpaczliwy, bolesny, hiobowy, niepokojący

English - Portuguese - distressing

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adj. agoniante, doloroso, desesperador

English - Romanian - distressing

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a. dezolant, dureros, jalnic

English - Russian - distressing

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прил. огорчительный, огорчающий, терзающий, внушающий беспокойство

English - Turkish - distressing

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s. üzücü, acıklı, ızdıraplı

English - Ukrainian - distressing

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a. тривожний

English - Dutch - distressing

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bn. pijn of verdriet veroorzakend

English - Greek - distressing

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(Lex**) να στενοχωρήσει

English - Arabic - distressing

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‏مؤلم، محزن، مقلق، فاجع، كئيب‏

English - Chinese - distressing

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(形) 使人痛苦的; 令人烦恼的

English - Chinese - distressing

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(形) 使人痛苦的; 令人煩惱的

English - Hindi - distressing

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a. रंजीदा करनेवाला, दुःखित करनेवाला, परेशान, चिंतातुर, विक्षुब्ध

English - Japanese - distressing

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(形) 苦悩を与える
(動) 苦しめる; 困窮させる

English - Korean - distressing

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형. 괴로움을 주는, 괴롭게 하는

English - Vietnamese - distressing

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a. sầu nảo, phiền muộn, đau buồn
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Synonyms for distressing
crucial: brisk, climacteric, fine, acute, incisive, fierce, pungent