Definition of "distresses" []

  • To cause mental pain to; upset badly (verb)
  • To subject to financial or other trouble (verb)
  • To damage (esp furniture), as by scratching or denting it, in order to make it appear older than it is (verb)
  • To compel (verb)
  • Mental pain; anguish (noun)
  • The act of distressing or the state of being distressed (noun)
  • Physical or financial trouble (noun)
  • The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc; distraint (noun)
  • The property thus seized (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of distress. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "distresses" in a sentence
  • "The distresses of these two individuals are vastly different, and at the core of their distresses is classism."
  • ""Well, then, the word distresses me beyond measure.""
  • "The relieving of Christ's poor in their distresses, is a good deed, and will turn a good account; he accepts it, and will reward it."