- suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain；impoverished
- 1. suffering from anxiety, sorrow, or pain I was distressed at the news of his death
- ▪ impoverished women in distressed circumstances
- ▪ (of furniture, leather, or clothing) having simulated marks of age and wear a distressed leather jacket
- ▪ (of property) for sale at unusually low prices or at a loss, especially due to mortgage foreclosure or because it is part of an insolvent estate.