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distress

noun [U]     /dɪˈstres/
UPSET
the feeling of being extremely upset or worried: The newspaper reports caused her a great deal of distress.Sadness and regret
DANGER
a situation in which someone is in danger and needs help: an aircraft in distress Dangers and threats
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