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Causing anxiety, sorrow or pain; upsetting.‘some very distressing news’
- ‘I found out the most distressing thing today.’
- ‘Children can buy alcohol in York with distressing ease.’
- ‘We have a large number of elderly people in the area and dementia is very distressing.’
- ‘Each snippet of bad news was distressing for Philipp.’
- ‘The courageous youngster also suffers from distressing infections caused by saliva getting into his lungs.’
- ‘It was distressing how quickly her body reacted to Levi.’
- ‘Most patients report recurrence of cancer as more distressing than receiving the initial diagnosis.’
- ‘Mistakes like that shouldn't happen at such a distressing time.’
- ‘The remainder of their stay passed without distressing incidents.’
- ‘One of the best methods of combating this distressing pattern may be through toll pricing.’
- ‘She had a good point about speaking up in a distressing situation.’
- ‘Combat is where the most distressing gameplay fault emerges.’
- ‘This has been very distressing for him.’
- ‘However, I still cannot understand or rationalise the distressing sequence of events that followed his death.’
- ‘It has been distressing to me that information about spirulina has been largely overlooked.’
- ‘In fact, the most distressing visuals are the sad scenes of refugees who fled the bombing of Kosovo.’
- ‘The decisive No vote among the younger generation was distressing.’
- ‘His most distressing experience was the Valley Parade fire.’
- ‘Perhaps most distressing are the injuries inflicted on our definitively non-renewable resource: archaeology.’
- ‘Sutton arrived as damaged goods after a distressing season at Chelsea.’
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