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distressed

adjective     /dɪˈstrest/
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 chairs Words used to describe textiles
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