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English definition of “distressing”

distressing

adjective uk   /dɪˈstres.ɪŋ/ (US usually distressful) us  
B2 upsetting or worrying: The television reports about the famine were particularly distressing. It was deeply distressing for him to see his wife in such pain.
distressingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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