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Synonyms for distressful

Adjective

1. distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, heavy (vs. light)
usage: 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"
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