Distressed definition

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Full of distress; anxious, suffering, troubled, etc.
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Economically blighted; impoverished.

Distressed communities.

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At risk of being foreclosed on.

Distressed real estate.

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For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value.

Distressed merchandise.

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Designating or of goods, esp. repossessed goods, sold at low prices or at a loss.
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Given the appearance of being antique, as by having the finish marred.

A distressed walnut table.

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Given the appearance of wear, as by being faded or torn.

A sale on distressed jeans.

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I'm distressed that John hasn't answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here.

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(of merchandise etc) Damaged.
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(of a property) Offered for sale after foreclosure.
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(of furniture etc) Faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique.
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Simple past tense and past participle of distress.
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The definition of distressed is damaged, suffering pain or sold below value, or made to look old on purpose.

An example of a distressed person is someone who has just lost a close friend.

An example of a distressed area is a section of storefronts which have gone untended due to store closures and unemployment.

An example of something distressed is a pair of jeans that have been faded and holes have been added for style purposes.

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Suffering distress.

The distressed parents of wayward youths.

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Intentionally marred or faded to convey an antique or used look.

Distressed furniture; distressed denim.

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Designating or of an area in which there is widespread unemployment, poverty, etc.
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