Definition of distressful:
perturbing, upsetting, disruptive, worrisome, pain, unreassuring, deplorable, worrying, distressing, lamentable, disquieting, sad, disturbing, pitiful, intrusive, troublous, unsettling, sorry, happy, troubling, heavy.
- adverse (part of speech: adjective)
painful (part of speech: adjective)
- "Father Damien an Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of Honolulu", Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cardinal Bentivoglio, the ornament of Italy and of literature, languished, in his old age, in the most distressful poverty; and having sold his palace to satisfy his creditors, left nothing behind him but his reputation.- "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
- "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.