distressed

  • 1 distressed — UK US /dɪˈstrest/ adjective ► FINANCE distressed debts, etc. are sold to investors at very low prices because there is a high risk that the company owing them will be unable to pay them back. Investors buy them because they hope to get back more… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 distressed — adj. 1. facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; as, distressed companies need loans and technical advice. Syn: hard pressed, hard put, in a bad way(predicate), in trouble(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] 2. experienceing a generalized… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 distressed — used to describe securities, companies and related items in or near bankruptcy or insolvency. The term does not have a strict, technical or legal definition. For example, a distressed security might be a security where the issuer has defaulted or …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 4 distressed — [distrest′] adj. 1. full of distress; anxious, suffering, troubled, etc. 2. given the appearance of being antique, as by having the finish marred [distressed walnut] 3. designating or of an area in which there is widespread unemployment, poverty …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 distressed — index aggrieved (harmed), destitute, disappointed, disconsolate, impecunious, poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 distressed — pp. adj. from DISTRESS (Cf. distress). In reference to furniture, by 1940 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 distressed — [adj] upset afflicted, agitated, all torn up*, antsy, anxious, basket case*, bothered, bugged, bummed out*, bundle of nerves*, concerned, cut up*, discombobulated*, disconsolate, distracted, distrait, distraught, dragged, exercised, fidgety,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 distressed — adj. 1) deeply distressed 2) distressed at, by, with (distressed at the news) 3) distressed to + inf. (I was deeply distressed to learn of your loss) * * * [dɪs trest] by with (distressed at the news) deeply distressed distressed at distressed to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 distressed — dis|tressed [dıˈstrest] adj 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 distressed — [[t]dɪstre̱st[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is distressed, they are upset or worried. I feel very alone and distressed about my problem. 2) ADJ A distressed object such as a piece of furniture or an item of clothing has been deliberately made to… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 distressed — adjective 1 extremely upset and shocked: deeply distressed: Hannah was deeply distressed by the news about her father. 2 experiencing a lot of pain: The animal was clearly distressed. 3 formal having very little money: a family living in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 Distressed — Distress Dis*tress , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distressing}.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See {Distress}, n.] 1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 distressed — adj. 1 suffering from distress. 2 impoverished (distressed gentlefolk; in distressed circumstances). 3 (of furniture, leather, etc.) having simulated marks of age and wear. Phrases and idioms: distressed area Brit. a region of high unemployment… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 distressed — /dəsˈtrɛst/ (say duhs trest) adjective 1. in a troubled emotional state; upset. 2. (of wood) artificially weathered so as to create an aged appearance. 3. (of furniture) built using distressed wood or wood with an artificial distressed finish …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 distressed — adjective Date: 1613 of, relating to, or experiencing economic decline or difficulty < federal grants for distressed cities > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 distressed — distressedly /di stres id lee, strest lee/, adv. distressedness, n. /di strest /, adj. 1. affected with or suffering from distress. 2. (of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out of date, or used. 3. (of real estate) foreclosed and offered …

    Universalium

  • 17 distressed — adjective a) anxious or uneasy Im distressed that John hasnt answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here. b) damaged …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 distressed — adj. Distressed is used with these nouns: ↑parent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 distressed — dis|tressed [ dı strest ] adjective 1. ) very unhappy, worried, or upset a ) suffering great pain 2. ) a distressed fabric or surface has been deliberately made to look like it is old 3. ) MAINLY BRITISH OLD FASHIONED suffering great difficulties …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 distressed — UK [dɪˈstrest] / US adjective 1) very unhappy, worried, or upset 2) suffering great pain 3) a distressed fabric or surface has been deliberately made to look old 4) old fashioned suffering great difficulties because of a lack of money, food, or… …

    English dictionary