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distressed

adjective
     
dis‧tressed
1 very upset
deeply/visibly distressed
Hannah was deeply distressed by the news.
distressed at/by
My client is very distressed at the treatment she received from your officers.
distressed to find/hear/see/learn etc something
She was distressed to see he was crying.
2 technical in a lot of pain:
The animal was clearly distressed.
3 distressed furniture or clothes have been made to look older than they really are
4 formal having very little money:
a family living in distressed circumstances

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