Definition of distressingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

distressingly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//dɪˈstresɪŋli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈstresɪŋli//
 
 
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in a way that makes you feel extremely upset, especially because of somebody's suffering A failure to recognize depression is distressingly common.