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Definition of distressing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

distressing

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NAmE//dɪˈstrɛsɪŋ//
 
 
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making you feel extremely upset, especially because of someone's suffering It was a very distressing documentary. What could be more distressing than the death of their only child?
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