ETYM French affliction, Latin afflictio, from affligere.
1. A cause of great suffering and distress.
2. A condition of suffering or distress due to ill health.
3. A state of great suffering and distress due to adversity.
ETYM Old Eng. anguishe, anguise, angoise, French angoisse, from Latin angustia narrowness, difficulty, distress, from angustus narrow, difficult, from angere to press together. Related to Anger.
1. Extreme distress of body or mind.
2. Extreme mental distress; SYN. torment, torture.
ETYM Old Eng. destresse, distresse, Old Fren. destresse, destrece, French détresse, Old Fren. destrecier to distress, (assumed) Late Lat. districtiare, from Latin districtus, p. p. of distringere. Related to Distrain, Stress.
(Irregular plural: distresses).
1. A strong feeling of anxiety; SYN. worry, trouble.
2. Psychological suffering; SYN. hurt, suffering.
3. The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; SYN. distraint.
Množina reči distressedness je distressednesses.
Množina reči distressfulness je distressfulnesses.
1. A violent twisting or a pull with or as if with twisting
2. A sharp twist or sudden jerk straining muscles or ligaments; also; the resultant injury (as of a joint)
3. A distorting or perverting alteration
4. Acute emotional distress; sudden violent mental change
5. A hand or power tool for holding, twisting, or turning an object (as a bolt or nut)
6. Monkey wrench