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distressed

adjective uk   /dɪˈstrest/ us  
C1 upset or worried: She was deeply distressed by the news of his death.Feeling sad and unhappy having problems because of having too little money: The government is taking steps to stimulate business development in (economically) distressed areas.Feeling sad and unhappy a distressed material has been treated to make it look as if it has been used for a long time: distressed denim distressed leather chairsWords used to describe textiles
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