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distressed (adj.)

1580s, "suffering distress, afflicted with pain or trouble," past-participle adjective from distress. In reference to furniture, "damaged in order to appear older," by 1940.

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Definitions of distressed from WordNet

distressed (adj.)
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty;
distressed companies need loans and technical advice
Synonyms: hard-pressed / hard put / in a bad way
distressed (adj.)
generalized feeling of distress;
Synonyms: dysphoric / unhappy
distressed (adj.)
suffering severe physical strain or distress;
he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing
Synonyms: stressed
distressed (adj.)
afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief;
distressed about her son's leaving home
Synonyms: disquieted / disturbed / upset / worried
From wordnet.princeton.edu