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Pronunciation:  d`istr'esing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  2. [adj]  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"; "a worrying time"

DISTRESSING is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bad, deplorable, distressful, disturbing, heavy, lamentable, perturbing, pitiful, sad, sorry, troubling, worrisome, worrying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*tress"ing\, a.
    Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.
  2. \Dis*tress"ing\, adv.
    In a distressing manner.
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