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distressing 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/disˈtresiNG/,
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Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting,
  1. Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting
    • - some very distressing news

  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 ...
  2. deplorable: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  3. (distressingly) painfully: unpleasantly; "his ignorance was painfully obvious"
  4. (distressingness) painfulness: the quality of being painful; "she feared the painfulness of childbirth"
  5. (distress) psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  6. (distress) straiten: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
  7. Distressing in the decorative arts is the activity of making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older, and there are many methods to produce an appearance of age and wear. ...
  8. (Distress (legal)) Distraint or distress is "the seizure of someone’s property in order to obtain payment of rent or other money owed", especially in common law countries. ...
  9. (Distress (medicine)) In medicine, distress is an aversive state in which an animal is unable to adapt completely to stressors and their resulting stress and shows maladaptive behaviors. It can be evident in the presence of various phenomena, such as inappropriate social interaction (e.g. ...
  10. (Distress (novel)) Distress is a 1995 science fiction novel by Australian writer Greg Egan.
  11. Causing distress; upsetting
  12. (distress) discomfort; Serious danger; A seizing of property without legal process to force payment of a debt; To cause strain or anxiety to someone; To retain someone’s property against the payment of a debt; to distrain; To treat an object, such as an antique, to give it an appearance of age
  13. (distressed) anxious or uneasy; damaged; offered for sale after foreclosure; faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
  14. (Distress) This is the right for anyone whom rent is payable to, to sell the debtors goods to contribute to rent arrears.
  15. (Distress) flying the flag upside-down, or tying it into a wheft.
  16. (DISTRESS) The right of a party to sell the real or personal property of another party to pay for arrears in rent or loan payments.
  17. (Distress) A pain or suffering affecting the body, a bodily part or the mind.
  18. (Distress) An abnormal condition that disrupts the normal functions of the body and mind. No two people are affected in exactly the same way, or to the same degree, but most people suffer from its effects at some point during their lives. ...
  19. (Distress) Anything done to exercise
  20. (Distress) That which causes pain, suffering, trouble, danger, etc.
  21. (Distress) The procedure of taking possession of the personal property of another to pay a debt which he owes.
  22. (Distress) To make old. An example would be to put dents and scratches on new wood. This is often done by beating the wood with a large chain attached to a handle or by using a surf form to knock the sharp edges off the wood.
  23. (Distress) a cave-in is imminent or is likely to occur. Distress is evidenced by such phenomena as the development of fissures in the face of or adjacent to an open excavation; the slumping of material from the face or the bulging or heaving of material from the bottom of an excavation; the ...
  24. (Distress) a disease incurred by exposure to the prosperity of a friend.
  25. (Distress) severely labored breathing requiring emergency care. Asthmatics in distress may experience cyanosis, strained neck and face muscles, posturing, retractions, flared nostrils, wheezing, and/or confusion and restlessness.