Definition of 'distress'
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Example sentences containing 'distress'
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We do not wish to profit from a film that has demonstrably caused great distress. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We are sorry for any offence and distress this has caused. The Sun (2016)We are happy to clarify this and apologise for the distress caused. The Sun (2016)He said no one had yet complained that the course has caused them distress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The force has apologised for the failings in the investigation and the distress and anguish that this has caused. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the most extreme end this has led to deaths; in a broader way it has led to prolonged physical and mental distress. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He said:'The distress and turmoil caused by the fraud was immense and has been life changing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A spokesman said:'This arrest should act as a clear warning to others who are actively seeking to cause distress and potentially harm others. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All this has definitely reduced unemployment and avoided much financial distress. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Where she succeeds brilliantly is in her handling of the recurring theme of mental distress. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)We greatly regret the distress this has caused him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What he did caused distress and upset to so many people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first rescue craft did not arrive on the scene until well after the distress calls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The answer to pain and distress is pain control and proper holistic care. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would only be giving trouble and distress. Emma (1815)The anguish and emotional distress which she must be suffering is unimaginable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Symptoms of mental distress can be the external sign of such a conflict. Know Your Own Mind (1991)This distress is a cause of deep regret. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are sorry for any upset or distress. The Sun (2014)Officials said there was no indication of the pilot making a distress call. The Sun (2015)Surely no one in such physical distress could win a race. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These incidents tend to be regarded as "good fun" despite the genuine danger and distress involved. Everyday Violence (1990)The industry has also established a charter to promote more responsible lending and help people who get into financial distress. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You were used to seeing your dad drunk so you must try to spare your daughter the same damage and distress. The Sun (2014)The daily goodbyes are said to upset the whole family and he has told probation officers it causes her extreme distress. The Sun (2009)It doesn't get more serious than that and could cause unnecessary anguish and distress. The Sun (2015)He said: 'We apologise for the concern and distress that this may have caused. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Signs of health and disease Owning a horse is a major responsibility accompanied by pleasures, chores and its times of trouble and distress. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)
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Translations for 'distress'
British English: distress NOUN
Distress is a state of extreme sorrow, suffering, or pain.
Jealousy causes distress and painful emotions.
British English: distress VERB
If someone or something distresses you, they cause you to be upset or worried.
The idea of her being in danger distresses him enormously.
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