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  Words related to distress

Related / Similar Words: distraint, hurt, suffering

 

Definition:
  • the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landloard''s remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord''s lien";
  • psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress";
  • extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress";
  • a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress";
  • cause mental pain to; "The news of her child''s illness distressed the mother";

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    Hyponyms: anguish, torment, torture, self-torture, self-torment, tsoris, wound, pressure, throe, besiege

     

    Derivational Morphology: suffer, ache, smart, hurt, suffering

     

    Anagrams: siderite

     

     
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