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English definition of “distressing”


adjective     /dɪˈstres.ɪŋ/ (US usually distressful)
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.Saddening, shocking and upsetting distressingly     /-li/ adverb Saddening, shocking and upsetting
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