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Another word for distress

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Verb
  1. To cause anxious uneasiness in

    See also:

    concern

  2. To cause suffering or painful sorrow to

    See also:

    happy

Noun
  1. A state of physical or mental suffering

    See also:

    happy

  2. The condition of being in need of immediate assistance

    See also:

    help

Another word for distress

Synonym Study

  • Anguish has equal force but is more often applied to acute mental suffering the anguish of despair
  • Agony suggests mental or physical torment so excruciating that the body or mind is convulsed with the force of it in mortal agony
  • Suffering emphasizes the actual enduring of pain, distress, or tribulation the suffering of the wounded
  • Distress implies mental or physical strain imposed by pain, trouble, worry, or the like and usually suggests a state or situation that can be relieved distress caused by famine