Meaning of DISTRESS in English

DISTRESS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

acute

A moment later, the cat is in acute distress .

Suddenly your grown-up veneer gives way to a childlike sensitivity that causes you to feel-within minutes-wonderful happiness and acute distress .

But some buy-outs have ended in the bankruptcy court or in acute distress .

The symbolic center of the greatest nation on earth is a city in acute distress and a global embarrassment.

Local distress funds continued to be raised in periods and places of acute distress, although they came increasingly under government control.

They would show signs of acute distress , crying loudly and vigorously.

considerable

This event commonly causes considerable distress to the woman involved.

Breaking of a habit, or the disruption of a routine, can cause the horse considerable distress .

The poor beast flew round and round above my head in considerable distress .

The small number who had contact with the police experienced considerable distress .

The onset of bladder dysfunction ... leads to considerable distress and embarrassment.

The investigation of firing showed that it certainly didn't help healing, causing the horse considerable distress for no good reason.

The clergy are seen as above criticism in their religious statements, and such criticism can cause considerable distress to many people.

deep

These people suffer the same reactions as they did when diagnosed the first time, but with deeper levels of distress .

And those in swing districts may well be in deep distress as national Republican fortunes falter.

Attack Svetlana was in deep distress before the bombs exploded.

economic

Inflation, around 12%, is lowish but bothersome. Economic distress need not bring unrest.

However, in the short run, Gdynia was more than capable of causing the Danzigers severe economic distress and genuine hardship.

Certainly Forster's powers of demagoguery were equal to the city's economic distress .

But it was not economic distress that precipitated the present crisis.

emotional

In such cases, the X-ray leads to unnecessary discomfort, expense and emotional distress .

Simply ... understanding mental illness Everyone experiences emotional distress .

If they are overeating as a result of emotional distress , there are cures.

Furthermore, in 1975 an executive who suffered emotional distress after being demoted was awarded £500 compensation.

Cameron did not satisfy the state law requirements to support a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress .

Whether you are experiencing physical pain, mental anguish or emotional distress , you will feel it deeply at the time.

As you can imagine, this causes us a great deal of humiliation and emotional distress .

financial

The price of financial distress has been raised.

Similarly, bankers become committed to a customer if they can not withdraw facilities without causing that customer financial distress .

When there are limits on borrowing, a company or household in financial distress has to survive on cash flow.

Any price increases will cause even more financial distress .

great

This negative response created great distress to Mrs X as she has her heart set on becoming an embalmer.

But while participation on business teams can offer enormous psychic satisfactions, it can also cause great distress .

By nine in the evening Sarah was in great distress , as was the child within her.

There was every reason, apart from the unexpectedness of the news, why this should have given Eliot the greatest distress .

She faced the tragedy with courage, acting with dignity even though she was obviously in great distress .

People are coming to us in great distress .

One, which caused him great distress , was that of a child.

All this causes great distress through ignorance of the nature of the disease and the way it is transmitted.

mental

The defendants accepted that damages could be awarded for mental distress and that the wife actually suffered mental distress.

Such mental distress is only possible for beings capable of comparing one chapter of their lives with another.

It shows some one in obvious mental distress and gives a strong message that the nurse has a positive job to do.

She is also entitled to damages for her mental distress caused by the solicitors' negligence.

The defendants accepted that damages could be awarded for mental distress and that the wife actually suffered mental distress.

obvious

It shows some one in obvious mental distress and gives a strong message that the nurse has a positive job to do.

Throughout the whole exercise the Puffer was in a state of obvious distress , but did not inflate.

physical

Result: carnage averted but father left in state of deep physical and nervous distress .

Relief from physical distress is the first priority, but it is not the ultimate goal.

Often there are no tour guides and travellers are getting lost, or returning with spiritual, mental and sometimes physical distress .

Bereavement over the loss of a loved one and physical distress like extreme room temperatures can also produce sleeplessness.

And there was always the shadow of illness, the occasional disturbing blankness, the spasms of physical distress .

psychological

The analysis will also take into account the psychological distress resulting from unemployment, which is known to vary considerably by country.

Flights in close quarters can also lead to back pain, swollen ankles, leg cramps and psychological distress .

Adding to physiological disturbances is the psychological distress that is invariably involved.

Of course a horse's physical needs have to be satisfied to avoid psychological distress too.

respiratory

Associations have been shown between low packed cell volume or red cell volume, or both, and the respiratory distress syndrome.

Although the incidence of the respiratory distress syndrome was similar in our groups there were significant differences in variables reflecting disease severity.

An X-ray showed that's lungs hadn't fully matured and that he was suffering respiratory distress syndrome.

Eight hours after admission he suddenly deteriorated, with severe respiratory distress and increasing left chest signs.

She had well established adult respiratory distress syndrome, requiring artificial ventilation with 90% fractional inspired oxygen.

social

Decision-making, by considering alternative responses to their social , distress , leading to new forms of social performance.

The causes of social distress are not uniform.

Feelings and situations which some people cope with adequately can become quite unbearable for others. Social distress arises directly from self-image.

■ NOUN

call

The 499 ton salvage tug then sent out a Mayday distress call to the effect that she was on fire and sinking.

Ten minutes later it sent out a distress call saying two of its four engines caught fire.

Back at bomber command, the radio operator received the distress call .

On a neighbouring farm, Derek Hinde has spent three weeks answering distress calls on the radio.

signal

Failing all this, raising and lowering your outstretched arms at your side is an accepted international distress signal .

Even if the means could be found, there were reasons why they might never attempt to beam a distress signal into space.

On a given distress signal from him, or from anyone close to him, I was to post them off.

They act like linguistic distress signals .

■ VERB

cause

This event commonly causes considerable distress to the woman involved.

Or that this honeymoon journey is causing her distress ?

A consultant paediatrician said the bruising would have caused a degree of distress when inflicted but it would have been temporary.

Breaking of a habit, or the disruption of a routine, can cause the horse considerable distress .

Such calls could cause distress and should be stopped.

This time I left it up to my patient to decide which area of her life was causing her the most distress .

I quite understand that this implication has caused offence or distress to some people, for which I apologise.

The combination of tight money and high debt is causing more than token distress .

relieve

The resident's doctor may have prescribed pain killers or drugs to relieve distress .

No one comes to relieve my distress .

He himself is moved to relieve his distress , but why should my imaginative simulation move me to do the same?

show

Should none of these treatments work and other fish shows signs of distress , it is probably kinder to painlessly destroy.

But the electorate showed signs of increasing distress , even cynicism, about the corrosive effect of money in politics.

The eyes of those suffering from brain damage showed a most profound distress .

Chief Judge Platt had already shown signs of distress over the government's intransigence.

But in Toronto Goldbloom showed signs of distress .

There seems little point in saying that teething is a non-existent condition which has never reliably been shown to cause any distress .

They would show signs of acute distress , crying loudly and vigorously.

At the end of the treatment, Charlotte showed no signs of distress .

suffer

And as well as the injury caused by hooking, they suffer distress from being hauled out of the water and handled.

An X-ray showed that's lungs hadn't fully matured and that he was suffering respiratory distress syndrome.

Furthermore, in 1975 an executive who suffered emotional distress after being demoted was awarded £500 compensation.

Whilst it is true that some mentally handicapped people suffer distress , this is equally true of other people in society.

A woman as passive and yet responsive as she was could well suffer emotional distress which she would not overtly express.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

damsel in distress

Deep inside she seemed to have been waiting like some long-ago damsel in distress, waiting for her knight to rescue her.

The real Mario has no such problems with damsels in distress.

You know the sort of thing: the damsel in distress chained to the railway line as the express thunders towards her.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Children suffer emotional distress when their parents divorce.

Symptoms of panic attacks can include chest pain and abdominal distress .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Breaking of a habit, or the disruption of a routine, can cause the horse considerable distress .

Edwards's uncle Joseph Hawley in distress searched his soul until the devil sent a despairing thought.

It is imperative that these claims are dealt with discreetly to avoid any distress to the deceased's relatives.

Social distress - a restricted, inadequate or disturbed individual whose social performance is in some way leading to personal difficulties.

The Home Office tried to ban the interview on the grounds it might cause distress to relatives of Nilsen's victims.

The long railway journey added to his distress .

The sun became relentlessly hot, adding dehydration to my distress .

They had the effect of diminishing the force of the decree, to the distress of non-Catholic observers.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

most

But the Bruins seemed to accept their plight, rather than challenge it, and that may have most distressed Harrick.

It is difficult to target economic development activities so that the most distressed urban areas or disadvantaged social groups are assisted.

And he has a most distressing ally in this effort, a media suddenly gone mushy and unfocused.

so

How could she indulge herself when Suzie was so distressed ?

She was so distressed that she caught the first flight from Calcutta to New Delhi.

Cratylus found the world and his role in it so distressing that he was reduced to communicating by waggling a finger.

The attack happened 2 weeks ago, but the victim was so distressed she has only just reported it to the police.

Albert was so distressed by the whole affair that he applied for another post further away from the scene of the tragedy.

We're all so distressed about her.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It distressed him to see Susie cry.

The number of young men who called asking for Marie distressed her mother.

The prospect of a painful death distresses most people.

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