Definition of distressingly in US English:



  • See distressing

    as submodifier ‘the pattern was distressingly familiar’
    • ‘More distressingly the chemotherapy made her give off a particularly unpleasant odour.’
    • ‘Perhaps most distressingly of all, there has been little progress in assisting rape survivors, let alone convicting those responsible.’
    • ‘This was the most distressingly unpleasant and humiliating experience of my life that didn't involve medical staff.’
    • ‘And I ultimately wound up changing nearly every font to different flavors of Arial, which yields a distressingly mundane appearance.’
    • ‘Political conventions have become distressingly routine and disturbingly predictable.’