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  1. [adjective] facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "the troubled car industry"; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"; "it was apparent that the magazine was in trouble"; "found themselves in a bad way financially"
    Synonyms: hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way, in trouble

  2. [adjective] generalized feeling of distress
    Synonyms: dysphoric, unhappy

  3. [adjective] suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"; "the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention"
    Synonyms: stressed, in a bad way

  4. [adjective] afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children"
    Synonyms: disquieted, disturbed, upset, worried


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