Definition of 'distressing'
Example sentences containing 'distressing'
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It would be very distressing for these animals.The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Sun (2011)
But being bright proved a distressing burden when she was sent to boarding school at the age of eight.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
In the end we didn't have a memorial service for him because we thought it would be too distressing.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Over the last year I have lost my hair and this has been distressing.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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