distressnoun [U]uk us /dɪˈstres/
- He seems to be quite unaware of other people's distress.
- It was terrible for her to see her child in such distress.
- Terry is always willing to help out a lady in distress!
- The animal was clearly in distress, so we called the vet immediately.
- The old lady's distress at the news could have brought on a heart attack.
distressverb [T]uk us /dɪˈstres/